The Furniture Industry Research Association has appointed the head of product development at Moores Furniture Group, Andrew Story, to its council.

His appointment bolsters the council’s representation from the kitchen sector – Moores manufactures and installs kitchen, bedroom and bathroom furniture and accessories across the contract and retail markets.

The association's COO Phil Reynolds says: “It’s a key priority to have a good balance of council members to reflect the membership. We did identify that we had a gap from the kitchen sector and by Andy joining us we’re readdressing this. It’s only through having a cross-section of council members that we can ensure that the research association delivers across the entire furniture sector, without bias towards one segment."

Andrew was also a British Standards Institute (BSI) committee member during several recent updates.