The Furniture Awards


Each year, a panel of expert judges comes together to assess and celebrate the January Furniture Show’s best and brightest exhibitors.

Established in 2015 by Furniture News magazine in partnership with the January Furniture Show, The Furniture Awards reflect the quality of the suppliers on show, and are now an integral part of the exhibition.

Entrants are asked to explain why their business excels in one of several thematic categories:

Sustainability: Environmental and ethical concerns are more important than ever – do your materials or manufacturing processes make you a natural winner? This category is for any business that champions sustainable practices and demonstrates the will to make the world a better place.

Best of British: As British-made goods gather momentum, are you delivering the best in homegrown design and build? This category is for businesses that principally manufacture in the UK, and demonstrate high standards of output, with regard for their place in the local economy and industry.

Design Innovation: You may push the boundaries of creativity, or simply deliver impeccable style – but are you leading the way when it comes to good product design? This category is for any business that puts original design at the heart of its strategy – entries should include visual evidence of these directions, plus detail of their route to market.

Global Player: With fluctuating prices and problematic supply chains still the norm, imports remain a difficult juggling act. This category is for any business that majors in imports, and their entry will need to reflect their strengths in product development, pricing and fulfilment, plus details of how their offer is tailored to the UK marketplace.

Superior Service (new for 2023): As the pace of change accelerates, businesses must embrace new, more efficient ways of working. This category gives the industry’s service providers – from software and CGI specialists to sales and logistics providers – an opportunity to highlight why their offer could be a game-changer in today’s market.

Nominate yourself here

  • Entry restricted to January Furniture Show 2023 exhibitors
  • Only one entry permitted per business
  • Images to supplement each entry are desirable - please send images to

Confirmed exhibitors can find an online entry form below, and must apply by Wednesday 7th December. The entries will be assessed online, with the finalists revealed in January, and the winners announced at the show.

The Furniture Awards are a valuable opportunity for exhibitors to celebrate their achievements with the industry – they should not miss their chance to enter.

Winners will need a representative to collect their trophy during the award ceremony on Sunday 22nd January 2023 the ceremony commences at 6pm in Hall 1 of the show.