Find out what a role in the UK furniture and furnishing industry can offer you by reading the inspirational stories and achievements of people who are successfully forging careers in the sector.
There are a diverse range of career paths open to you: design, manufacturing, marketing, sales, logistics, and more. There is something for everyone.
“It’s a really rewarding industry, and I am enjoying being my own boss’’Discover
“My apprenticeship gave me confidence to create cherished pieces for someone’s home.”Discover
“Life’s too short to do a job that you don’t enjoy. For the first time I feel like I’m in the right place.”Discover
“I am very lucky to say I love my job."Discover
“It’s a big achievement to make something from start to finish”Discover
“When I started working in upholstery, it felt right"Discover
‘’The industry needs new and emerging talent like you’’Discover
Your unique talents and interests could lead you to making functional pieces, design, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and more.Discover
“The vocational route is evolving and becoming more popular and relevant to students and employers”Discover
"If you care about the environment and tackling the climate crisis, then you’ll find plenty of companies out there you’ll feel happy working for."Discover
Jay Blades, MBE - Furniture restorer and television presenterDiscover
Lauren Wood, Furniture Designer Maker and winner of Britain's Best Woodworker 2022Discover
Hattie Speed, Creator of This Girl Makes, Self-employed designer-maker and Occupational Therapy Technical InstructorDiscover