• First for Premiere in National Sustainability Awards

  • sustainability award 2014

    Andy Meadows (2nd Left) and Steve Barton (far right) at the Furniture Makers' Company Sustainability Awards 2014

  • The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity and patron, is delighted to announce that Premiere Furniture has received its Sustainability Award 2014.

    The panel of judges, chaired by Jonathan Hindle, the Master of the Company, were Oliver Heal, Liveryman; David Walton, Chairman of the Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme Steering Committee; Alan Marshall, Liveryman and environmental advisor; and Nick Hill, Freeman and Head of Quality and Innovation for Home at Marks & Spencer. FIRA’s Environmental Consultant James Bell assisted and advised the judges.

    The judges were impressed by Premiere’s comprehensive entry, demonstrating quantifiable results on all the key qualification criteria across every aspect of its business, such as environmental impact, waste, energy, packaging, transport issues, purchasing policies, training, education and employment.

    The Master Jonathan Hindle said: “Premiere is highly deserving of this distinction as it was so apparent it had gone beyond the remit, showing long-term commitment to the future and engaging its staff and suppliers. Premiere has come back to us three years in a row and their standards keep on rising. All three finalists produced highly credible entries. We commend Boss and Hypnos for all the work they have done and encourage them to enter for the award next year, as well as other companies who believe they can demonstrate they meet the stringent criteria.”

    David Walton said: “We are now seeing more and more companies become actively involved with sustainability. It is no longer simply about energy and the environment but also how a business focuses on clients and involves its staff, suppliers and the local community.”

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  • Park View Gloucester
  • Student Digs Gloucestershire
  • Markey Interiors
  • Markey Construction
  • Honeybourne gate

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