The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry, welcomed seven corporate liverymen and one new liveryman during its court meeting at Furniture Makers’ Hall, London, last week.

The new members admitted were: Sam Ryan (liveryman), a furnituremaker and restorer; Nichola Bell (corporate liveryman for the Belfield Group, where she is the sales director at Westbridge Furniture Designs); Paul Willsher (corporate liveryman for Biesse Group UK, where he is the UK wood commercial director; Alan Williams (corporate liveryman for Camira Fabrics, where he is the CEO); Ross Thurston (corporate liveryman at Millbrook UK, where he is the operations director); Lisa Montague (corporate liveryman at Sanderson Design Group, where she is the CEO); Carla Barnett (corporate liveryman at Sanderson Design Group, where she is the group HR director; and Claire Vallis (corporate liveryman at Sanderson Design Group, where she is the creative director).