The Furniture Makers’ Company’s Yorkshire region's latest fundraising event, its fourth annual curry night, took place on 13th June at the Aakash restaurant in West Yorkshire, and raised in excess of £3000 for the industry’s charity. 

One hundred people, including industry colleagues, friends and family attended the drinks reception and three-course meal at Britain’s biggest Indian restaurant. 

This year’s theme, Making sense of uncertain times: Northern grit and commerce – a political and commercial perspective, saw presentations from guest speakers including: Tracy Brabin, the Labour Co-operative MP for Batley and Spen; Paula Sherriff, MP for Dewsbury, Mirfield, Denby Dale and Kirkburton; and keynote speaker Kate Hardcastle MBE, The Customer Whisperer (interviewed in July's issue of Furniture News). 

Fara Butt, marketing director at the Shire Bed Company and chairman of the region, says: “On behalf of the Yorkshire region committee and The Furniture Makers’ Company, I want to thank everyone who attended and made this event a tremendous success.”