Furniture agent joins SWFMARF as new member

Furniture agent, Colin Boyce – representing Mattsons Beds, Furmanac, Sleepsense International and Enchanted House Beds, has joined the South West Furniture Manufacturers, Agents and Reps Federation (SWFMARF) as its new member.

SWFMARF was established in 1992 to promote the sales of home furnishing, covering furniture, beds and accessories, to trade customers in South West England and South Wales.

Headed up by agents Andrew Lip and John Pilling, the association – also supported by Sas Haines and Karen Shapland, organises the South West Furniture & Bed Show, which takes place from 5-7 September 2023 at Sedgemoor Auction Centre in North Petherton.

Commenting on joining as a member, Colin, who has recently been named as Best Agent/Rep in South West England in the Big Furniture Awards 2023, said: “I recently joined the association and I’m really pleased to be included in this special group. Although I work nationally nowadays, the SW has been my traditional area for over 20 years and will always be my ‘home ground’, so it’s really good to be part of SWFMARF and be able to take my regional agencies to the show.

“In September, I will be showing products from my beloved Furmanac, whom I have represented in the SW for 15 years, as well as newcomers Sleepsense International who are a one-stop-shop for pillows, duvets, throws, mattress protectors, toppers and even electric blankets for major brands such as Sleepeezee, Millbrook, Airsprung, Mammoth and Laura Ashley.

“Andrew Lip and John Pilling lead the non-for-profit organisation and work tirelessly for our regional show, which I feel should be supported by everyone that works in our industry on the SW. Andrew and the team have been on the committee for many years and spend several hours a week, every week, without remuneration, in keeping a community spirit among all us agents that cover the SW. I’m delighted to be on board.”

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