SME of the Year 2023
Ministry of Furniture
Ministry of Furniture are experts in creating sustainable workplace and education environments from nursery to university and post graduate spaces. Based at Metal Box in Neath, customers are welcome to visit their workspace and showrooms.
Ministry of Furniture specialises in contract furniture supply, remanufacturing and interior design. At their factory in South Wales, they remanufacture and manufacture their own ranges of fitted furniture, teaching walls, storage, desks and tables.
Their design team are experts in creating inspirational interiors that will help achieve the best use of space for working and learning. They are literate in the very latest space planning and BIM software and can plan the smallest scheme to the very largest of projects. They work closely with architects, designers, contractors, procurement professionals, estates teams manufacturers to coordinate their projects.
As well as manufacturing their own ranges of furniture, they are appointed dealers for prestige brands such as Senator Group, Orangebox, Sixteen3, Connection, Naughtone and Boss Design. They have an impressive portfolio of projects both locally and nationally.
Ministry of Furniture is the business that emerged from Remploy Furniture and is an awardee on the National Procurement Service (NPS) framework for Wales. As a business with social aims they always have people and the environment at the heart of everything they do.
Backed by their strong heritage, they are committed to giving back to their local community, and to the creation of employment opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged people. Currently 30% of their workforce have recognised disabilities or are disadvantaged. They pride themselves on being a Disability Confident Employer.
Over many years, they have become experts in the development of people and have seen the positive effect it can have on society.
They pride themselves on their forward-thinking approach, putting in place an apprenticeship programme to train, develop, and retain new talent, and they actively encourage this approach from their partners sharing similar social aims. Supporting their commercial goals, they are a business that delivers real social value to communities through the meaningful employment and engagement of disadvantaged people.