Industry News


In the Second of our new discussion series ‘Have Your Say’ we are posing the question ‘Is AirBnB an opportunity or a threat?’ With the rise of companies such as Airbnb and guests looking for more unique spaces that take inspiration from the local environment – What do hotels, manufacturers and suppliers have to do to excel in this… Read More >

1 October 2017


Material Lab has now been going for 10 years!! time has flown! to celebrate this achievement they have relaunched their London Studio with a fantastic sleek new look.  Visitors to Material Lab, the UK’s leading design resource centre, are met with a brand new showroom, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.   Providing all the… Read More >

14 September 2017

Dulux launch Colour of the Year

It had been announced! The planet has been scoured for the latest developments in lifestyle trends. Assessments have been made as to how they are impacting the way in which we live. And now the team of industry experts assembled by Akzonobel have made their colour predictions for Dulux Trade and with it, selected the… Read More >

13 September 2017

Have Your Say …

In the first of our new discussion series ‘Have Your Say’ we are posing the question ‘Can London [Design Festival] Compete with Milan [Furniture Fair]?’This discussion is open to any opinion; you may feel that London Design Festival surpasses the level of design excellence displayed at Milan Furniture Fair, or that London Design Festival brings… Read More >

1 September 2017

Beyond Parnham

40th anniversary of Parnham College and the impact on the world of contemporary design. September 2017 marks 40 years since Parnham College first opened its doors to students. Founded by John Makepeace OBE, this educational phenomenon turned current design and woodcraft pedagogy on its head, creating a seismic effect across international contemporary design ever since…. Read More >

30 August 2017

Craftmanship V Technology

We have all seen the growing trend of designers specifying furnishings which is softer in feel and look, with natural materials such as leather, wool and wood becoming more and more common.  This trend moves away from familiar plastics and metals which once filled our offices and commercial spaces.   Much of the design language… Read More >

26 July 2017

Water Regulations

On 1 April 2017 the new water retail market opened in England. This allows eligible non-household customers the opportunity to choose their water retailer for the first time. The Open Water programme was set up by the UK Government, led by three partner organisations: DEFRA, OFWAT and Market Operator Services Limited (MOSL) who state that the introduction… Read More >

25 April 2017

Celebrating the winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Today our Queen celebrates her 91st birthday and with that she proudly announces the winners of The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. This prestigious honour is awarded to businesses for outstanding achievement, and a few BCFA members have been given the Queen’s stamp of approval this year. ROMAN WINS QUEEN’S AWARD FOR ENTERPRISE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADERoman have… Read More >

21 April 2017