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Department store and furniture retailer Collingwood Batchellor has partnered with the British Furniture Manufacturers association (BFM) and their campaign to promote British furniture.

The family run business with a department store in Horley and furniture showrooms in Horsham, Haslemere and Haywards Heath are using the 'Ask If It Is Great British Furniture' campaign, co-ordinated by the BFM to promote the British furniture throughout their stores.

Collingwood Batchellor's director Guy Collingwood:

"The idea behind the campaign is to show our customers just how many of our furniture ranges are sourced from so many quality British manufacturers, particularly at a time when supporting our industry is so important."

"Our top British suppliers have joined together with us to offer our customers some really outstanding deals."

The campaign, which features in full colour advertisements in all the major newspapers has been a hit with consumers since its launch in January 2008.

BFM's Commercial Director, Adam Mason confirmed:

"The British furniture industry is a significant one that directly employs some 125,000 people within 7,500 enterprises and supports and is supported by a vast supply chain. The campaign is designed to inform consumers as to what products are manufactured in Britain as we believe it is a consideration when making such an important purchase."

"We are delighted to support Collingwood Batchellor in their campaign and would urge consumers to visit their stores and talk to their staff about Great British furniture."

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