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MFS Highlights New Industry Talent

For the third year running MFS is providing a platform for talented students from Burnley College to show their handmade pieces at the show. Manchester Furniture Show 2019 (MFS) runs from 14-16th July at Manchester Central and is passionate about supporting local furniture related initiatives and courses.

The work on display is of high quality and shows flair, imagination and skill. Two of the students who displayed their work on the Burnley College stand at MFS in 2018 got jobs with exhibitors at the show.  

On show will be chairs, tables, writing desks crafted by students on Vocational and Adult Learning courses, students studying for higher level HNC and HND qualifications on University Courses at Burnley College and those studying for highly-skilled Apprentices with Themis, the business training and Apprenticeship arm of Burnley College.

Both full and part time students attend the courses on offer which include Furniture Design and Make, Production and Upholstery and apprenticeships in cabinet craft and upholstery. Those showing their work this year range from 16-72 years.

David Lord, Head of Construction and Future Technologies at Burnley College, which includes the successful School of Furniture, said: “The standard of woodwork and upholstery which will be on display is outstanding. Hours of dedicated work have gone into their creation of these stunning pieces of furniture which reflect the skill and passion of students and Themis Apprentices alike.

Our Tutors and Trainers have years of experience and industry knowledge behind them: they are true craftsmen and women, who take pride in their work and are committed to ensuring their skills and knowledge are passed on to new generations of master upholsterers and woodworkers.


The work from the students of Burnley College will on display in the Main Hall on Stand A75.
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