Each year, The Furniture Awards are bestowed upon the January Furniture Show’s most inspiring suppliers – exhibitors leading the way in everything from eco-friendly achievement to daring design.
In 2023, Furniture News and January Furniture Show will deliver the eighth edition of this prestigious programme, and exhibiting suppliers are invited to apply online in one of five categories: Sustainability; Best of British; Design Innovation; Global Player; and a new category, Superior Service.
The entrants will be shortlisted and assessed by an expert judging panel chaired by Furniture News’ Paul Farley. The finalists will be announced ahead of the show, and the winners revealed on-site.
“Each year, The Furniture Awards celebrate some of the best our industry has to offer,” says Paul. “Given the ongoing challenges the trade faces, I’m particularly eager to discover which suppliers are setting the pace, and how they’re doing it.”
Last year’s winners were: Signature Kauri (Sustainability); Shire Beds (Best of British); Gallery Direct (Design Innovation); and Bluebone Imports (Global Player).
“We heard some great stories of adaptability and long-term strategy from last year’s entrants,” Paul adds. “Why not share yours?”
The January Furniture Show is returning to its traditional winter timeline in 2023, and will take place at the Birmingham NEC from 22nd-25th January.
Entrants can apply via this form on the January Furniture Show website. Entries must be submitted no later than Wednesday 7th December.