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Castelan Group joins The Furniture Makers’ Company as a corporate member

Castelan Group, one of the largest providers of care and protection products and services to the furniture industry, has joined The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity to the furnishing industry, as a corporate member.

Based in the South West, Castelan Group offers national coverage through its Furniture Care Network of skilled technicians, providing a consistent service throughout the UK. The company provides and administers fully insured and compliant protection plans, first year liability and ‘in guarantee’ inspections and repairs, plus a range of products to maintain and protect furniture. Its ‘Commercial Services’ division delivers sector leading support and maintenance to the leisure, hotel and restaurant industry.

Castelan Group will be formally welcomed as a corporate member on Thursday 6 October 2022 at Furniture Makers’ Hall, London. Ian Annand, chairman; Martin Napper, chief executive officer; and Stuart Armstrong, finance director, will be admitted as corporate liverymen and personally welcomed by the Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company during an admission ceremony.

Corporate membership provides opportunities for leading businesses from the trade to support the Company’s charitable activities, get involved with civic events and network with other members.

Martin Napper, chief executive officer at Castelan Group, said: “Castelan Group are delighted to be admitted as a corporate member of The Furniture Makers’ Company. While not a manufacturer or retailer of furniture, we have long been part of the furniture industry providing insured warranty schemes and repair and care services. Being members is a great fit for us as we have enormous experience, and data, around product performance and quality and so feel we can contribute in those areas.

“Our professional advice to the furniture industry on FCA compliance and regulatory matters has proved invaluable to our partners and we look forward to working closely with the corporate members on these issues. We have also been keen to support a charity for the industry within which we operate and look forward to getting involved in the various events and raising awareness amongst our own colleagues.”

Tony Attard OBE DL, Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, said: “We are delighted to welcome Castelan Group as a corporate member and are looking forward to admitting Ian, Martin and Stuart as corporate liverymen. Our corporate members are of the greatest importance to us. We are delighted that so many different companies from the wider furnishing industry understand the importance of joining as members and supporting our charitable endeavours. All members, individual or corporate, are invited to participate in the many events in the City livery calendar, which are great for networking, entertaining, as well as having fun.”

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