Axminster Tools & Machinery has been created the 15th corporate member of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers of the City of London.
Directors Alan Styles, Michael Trimble and Martin Brown became corporate liverymen at a ceremony in Furniture Makers' Hall at Austin Friars in the City.
The main aim of the Furniture Makers' Company is to promote and develop the British furniture industry. It achieves this by supporting training opportunities, charitable work and networking.
Other leading companies that are corporate members include Harrods, John Lewis, Homebase and B&Q .
Devon-based Axminster recently opened its sixth store
, in Basingstoke.