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!


The Manchester Furniture Show 2018

Orbital were proud to support the BFM at the Manchester Furniture Show 2018.

 

This week, we kicked our Monday off by heading to Manchester for the greatly anticipated, annual Furniture Show held at the Manchester Central Conference Centre. Standing alongside the BFM (British Furniture Manufactures Association) and their newly revived exhibition stand, designed by yours truly, we were given the shining platform to showcase our virtual service – enVision.

 

A chain reaction of interest came as the word started to spread around the show. Manufacturers from across the board took a huge interest to what we offer within the service, from bespoke upholsterers and independent soft furnishing companies to wholesale giants.

 

Not only was it manufacturers from the trade, but it was great to see several courses being run in furniture design and production. Burnley College students can study for a HND in furniture design, diplomas in furniture making and apprenticeships in upholstery and furniture production.  Their stand in the Main Hall featured examples of the students work including desks, chairs, occasional pieces, screens and dining tables.

 

Let’s begin looking towards the future for all things enVision.