Manufacturing Guild Mark


John Sankey are proud holders of the Manufacturing Guild Mark, awarded for excellence in upholstery manufacture.

The Manufacturing Guild Mark was presented by the Furniture Maker’s Company in recognition of the highest standards in manufacture, covering all areas from design and quality control to employment conditions and sustainability. 


"We are delighted to have our commitment to manufacturing beautiful, quality furniture here in the UK recognised with this prestigious award. It is a reflection of the passion, dedication and talents of the exceptional people who work with us." 

Suzanne O'Flynn, Managing Director of John Sankey


One of the key attributes highlighted by the Manufacturing Guild Mark inspectors was John Sankey's dedication to the Kaizen philosophy, a mind-set of continuous improvement. The Kaizen philosophy is central to our working practices, and we invest much of our time into research and development, to continuously produce the highest quality, creative designs.

The inspectors praised John Sankey’s commitment to sustainability of both our products and the upholstery industry. We work closely with a local upholstery college, taking on and training apprentices to ensure that valuable upholstery skills are passed on to the next generation. Our furniture is made entirely in Long Eaton, giving us total control over the production, quality and sustainability of each component used, right down to the legs which are turned and polished on-site.


“I would like to extend my congratulations to the whole team at John Sankey for retaining the Manufacturing Guild Mark. The Manufacturing Guild Mark is the highest accolade UK furnishing manufacturers can aspire to achieve.

Retailers, specifiers and distributors that deal with companies that hold the mark can rest easy knowing that they are working with a business that has achieved the highest standards throughout all of its operations." 

Paul von der Heyde, Manufacturing Guild Mark Chairman


 For more information about our award-winning furniture please contact your local stockist or get in touch with our team.