New industry hub to officially open during Long Point

The Exchange, a new working, meeting and showroom space in heart of the UK's furniture manufacturing region, will be officially opened on the evening of 17th September.

 

Located in Westend Mill on Long Eaton's Leopold Street (opposite Harrington Mill), The Exchange already serves various functions, acting as the headquarters of trade association the BFM and digital agency Orbital, as well as being a new regional HQ for The Furniture Makers’ Company.

 

It is also a new showroom location for the biannual Long Point exhibition, taking place from 17-19th September.

 

"The Exchange is a hub," says Orbital's director, Matt O'Flynn, "set up for the purpose of providing the industry with a central point to convene and conduct its business in a neutral and professional environment.

 

"Home to the BFM, and the new Heart of England charity region for The Furniture Makers’ Company, the Long Eaton Guild will also use the space for their board meetings, as will the BFM. Additionally, it is the home to Orbital, a marketing and design agency set up to focus on the furniture market."

 

"The Exchange is also a new home for a growing number of manufacturers in the showroom space it has within the facility."

 

The opening party will commence at 6pm on 17th September. Present will be Maggie Throup, Conservative MP for the Erewash constituency, who was recently appointed the chair of the All Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group (APPFIG).

 

Members of the trade interested in attending should register their interest here


The New Chairman for Heart of England Region

A huge congratulations to our very own Matt O'Flynn who has been appointed the position of new chairman of The Furniture Makers' Company ‘Heart of England’ fundraising region.

 

The Heart of England region will include Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland. The voluntary position will involve Matt organising a couple of events a year in aid of The Furniture Makers’ Company.

 

Matt is planning for the first event to take place this September to coincide with the Long Point Exhibition, organised by the Long Eaton Guild here at The Exchange, home to The British Furniture Manufacturers Association and Orbital Visual Marketing.

 

A few words from Mr O'Flynn himself: “Our new premises at The Exchange in Long Eaton has provided an exciting and dynamic new opportunity for the industry to come together in the heartland of the upholstery trade. Having spent a number of years serving the industry as both chairman of the British Furniture Manufacturers and the Long Eaton Guild, creating a regional base for the Furniture Makers seemed a perfect fit.”

 

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Congratulations Matt from all the team here at Orbital!


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