Regular readers will have seen the news about Connect, the UK's most up-to-date and furniture & joinery manufacturing directory – currently in soft-launch mode prior to replacing the Directory section of this website.

Connect has been developed by the publisher of Furniture & Joinery Production magazine to provide a vital bridging point between those providing machinery, equipment, materials and components, and the designers, manufactures and specifiers who need those products and services. We hope it helps your business make the right connections, whether buying or selling.

Featuring a sizeable sample of business details, organised into type and product categories – plus guides to the trade’s events and institutions, and special reports looking at different aspects of the industry – the printed directory is a snapshot of today’s trade, and we hope it proves a useful tool for your business.

But that’s not all, when we developed Connect, we wanted to make sure its content evolved alongside the industry – so, as well as the printed directory, there is also an online search platform, at www.gmgconnect.com, where you can search for businesses by location, product category or keyword.

If you have any questions – or haven’t received your copy of the directory – please email subscriptions@gearingmediagroup.com, and we’ll try to help.