Posted 13th Jun 2013

FIRA event awards and certifies

By KBBDaily on 13th June 2013 - 09:30am
Kitchens and Bathrooms

The Furniture Industry Research Association's – FIRA – recent annual event at the House of Lords saw companies from across the KBB industry awarded and certified for their innovations, ergonomics and installation standards.

More than 200 guests attended the 7th June event, hosted by Lord Hoyle of Warrington, to celebrate FIRA and the companies it has deemed to have excelled over the past year.

“The night was a great success,” said FIRA chief operating officer Phil Reynolds. “During the past year we have been focusing on consolidating our services and strengthening our team of experts. We have welcomed 40 new FIRA members, achieved a 9% rise in membership for The Furniture Ombudsman and FIRA Service Technicians added new clients."

Among the awards and certificates presented by FIRA at the event was the Innovation Award – given to companies at the forefront of creativity in the furniture industry – and FIRA's new Gold Product Certificate, which signifies a product has been tested to FIRA's standards. Blum UK and Symphony were among those awarded, with Blum's Blumotion hinge and Symphony's Aquadi range receiving the Innovation Award and FIRA Gold Product Certificate respectively.

Image: (L-R) Michael Powell,FIRA Council Chairman; Lord Hoyle of Warrington; James Farmer, Blum UK; Jonathan Wan, Blum UK; and Phil Reynolds, FIRA Chief Operating Officer.

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