Jay-Be® has been awarded the prestigious Manufacturing Guild Mark from The Furniture Makers’ Company. Roger Durrans, managing director at Jay-Be®, was presented with the accreditation in Dewsbury on Tuesday the 26th of March by the Manufacturing Guild Mark chairman Ben Burbidge.
The Manufacturing Guild Mark is awarded to companies that demonstrate high standards across all aspects of their business including manufacturing, design, product quality, marketing, financial stability, commitment to training, employment conditions and sustainability.
Jay-Be® is one of only nineteen companies which currently hold the Guild Mark – joining other businesses such as Harrison Spinks, Bisley, ercol, Hypnos and Wren Kitchens.
Manufacturing Guild Mark chairman Ben Burbidge said: “Jay-Be® is the latest company to successfully demonstrate its prowess across the eight assessment criteria used to determine whether a company is deserving of a Manufacturing Guild Mark. Congratulations to the whole team at Jay-Be® who should be incredibly pleased with their achievement.”
Roger Durrans, managing director at Jay-Be®, said: "We are delighted to have been awarded the prestigious Manufacturing Guild Mark and extremely proud that Jay-Be® has been recognised in this way. As a company, we have a fantastic team spirit and pride ourselves on creating innovative sleep products with increasing sustainability and functional design. All our beds, mattresses and sofa beds are made in our own Yorkshire factory, so we can be sure that our customers are getting the very best quality, design and service at excellent value.”
The Furniture Makers’ Company encourages the highest standards and best practice in the design, making, marketing and selling of all kinds of furniture and furnishings throughout the UK, recognising quality through the award of its variety of Guild Marks and Awards.
Unlike other Guild Marks, the Manufacturing Guild Mark is only open to companies who manufacture most of their products in the UK, whether it is home, kitchen or office furniture in contemporary or traditional styles.
Companies undergo an audit every three years by the Furniture Industry Research Association to ensure that things are maintained and kept to the required standard. Retailers, specifiers, distributors and customers sourcing and buying furniture from a Manufacturing Guild Mark holder can rest easy knowing that the company in question has achieved exemplary standards.