The Furniture Industry Research Association has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Story as a Council member. The research association is a not-for-profit body and it’s the council’s role to govern their work, ensuring that projects undertaken are reflective of the furniture sector and will add value to the hundreds of organisations who are members.

Andrew is head of product development at Moores Furniture Group, that manufactures and installs kitchen, bedroom and bathroom furniture and accessories across the contract and retail markets. 

He was also a British Standards Institute (BSI) committee member.

Andrew’s appointment of helps bolster the council’s representation from the kitchen sector. Close to 10% of the research association’s membership are from the kitchen sector, with a combined turnover of around £2bn per annum.

Speaking on Andrew’s appointment, Phil Reynolds, new chief operating officer at the Furniture Industry Research Association says: “It’s a key priority to have a good balance of council members to reflect the membership. We did identify that we had a gap from the kitchen sector and by Andy joining us we’re readdressing this.”