70th Birthday Celebrations

The Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers
Celebrating 70 years of support and fellowship.
We are pleased to be able to confirm details of the events that will be held on Friday the 29th September 2017 to mark the 70th birthday of the Association.
The venue for this celebration will be Beales Hotel, Comet Way, Hatfield, Hertfordshire. AL10 9NG. Tel. 01707 288 500 or E-mail:
In the afternoon, we will be holding our OGM and AGM to which all members are invited. The OGM, followed by the AGM, will commence at 2:00pm and we expect to conclude by 4:00pm followed by a break for refreshments.
At 4:30pm we will have a series of presentations followed by an open forum for questions etc. Guest speakers confirmed include Hannah Stanton and Jude Dennis from Second Sitters and Rebecca Day of ‘Merrick and Day’.
In the evening, there will be a celebratory Dinner at the Hotel. Reception from 7:00pm with dinner at 8:00pm giving a chance to renew old acquaintances from the Association but hopefully making many more new friends for the future.
Dinner, including wine is £55 per person.
The presentations and dinner are open to all members, associates, students and their guests. Feel free to come along to either, or both, but if you wish to attend the dinner you must book with us first before Thursday 31st August.
Accommodation is available at the hotel for the Friday night but if you wish to stay you must book direct with them stating that you are attending the AMUSF function to secure a discounted room rate of £86 per double room. All guests are responsible for settling their own accounts directly with the hotel.
We hope that you can join us for all, or part of the day’s, celebrations and learn more of what the AMUSF is doing to secure its next 70 years.
AMUSF. The Clare Charity Centre, Wycombe Road, Saunderton, Bucks HP14 4BF
01494 569120

Forthcoming Training Courses from the Furniture Ombudsman

The Furniture Ombudsman

Upcoming training

AMUSF is an Affiliate Member of The Furniture Ombudsman (TFO) which means that all members of AMUS benefit from discounted rates on all TFO training.

Book your next training session in advance to ensure you have your place secure. Enquiries on any of the below course can be made to Judith Turner by e-mail or by phone on 0333 241 3209. Bookings should be made through Sarah Griffett by e-mail or by phone on 0207 042 6494. 

– Perform better in your current job – Understand current legislation relating to pricing in practical terms – Ensure compliance with relevant legislation 

Principles of consumer law & understanding upholstery complaints

This course is designed to equip delegates with all the information necessary to ensure that they are confident in their understanding of consumer legislation, and to aid them in their understanding of the issues surrounding upholstery complaints. The course draws from the experience of The Ombudsman in handling thousands of upholstery complaints and disputes.

This will next be on:

19 October 2017

Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm with lunch provided Place: Stevenage Cost: £150 + VAT for Full members, and members of AMUSF Find out what the course will cover on our website. 

Two-day accredited City & Guilds training

The course is designed to cover the legal and regulatory framework, including key legislation that must be considered in relation to pricing, self-regulation including CAP and BCAP codes, and the role of regulatory bodies within the consumer landscape.

Whilst first day covers legalities, the second day is designed around behaviour and dealing with complaints. Upon completion of this course, all delegates receive a City & Guilds accreditation provided they pass a validation.

This will next be on:

7, 8 November 2017

Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm with lunch provided Place: Stevenage Cost: £450 + VAT for Full members, and members of AMUSF Find out what the course will cover on our website.