Westbridge Furniture Design has been confirmed as the latest certified company under the Furniture Industry Research Association’s Compliance Scheme for the Fire Performance of Upholstered Furniture.

Three of Westbridge’s production sites – which supply some of the UK's largest retailers including Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and Next – were assessed during an audit centered around ensuring Westbridge has suitable processes and procedures in place to demonstrate due diligence compliance with the UK's Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations (FFFSR).

Anthony Pydiah, senior quality and technical manager at Westbridge, says: “I’m delighted that we have earned this certification of our control systems. It is a reflection of the knowledge and great commitment of our team, coupled with the support of our suppliers, who together ensure that our processes are robust, withstand scrutiny and ultimately protect consumer safety.”

Phil Reynolds, COO of the Furniture Industry Research Association, adds: “It’s great to welcome Westbridge Furniture Designs to the Compliance Scheme for the Fire Performance of Upholstered Furniture. They are a key manufacturer within the industry and their processes and procedures are central to protecting consumer safety. When put into context that Westbridge carry over 1200 fabrics and leathers, you get a real sense of the size of their operation. Their customers can now be sure that through this certified company status Westbridge are demonstrating due diligence and taking all necessary steps to comply with the FFFSR.”

The addition of Westbridge brings the number of certified companies into double figures.