Benefits of Joining
As a member of The Association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers you will have access to a wide range of services:
The use of the Crest on all your published media demonstrating membership of an association that requires its members to achieve high standards within their craft and are operating within an established Code of Practice. This gives members a key advantage over non members who cannot use the crest to reinforce the quality of their workmanship.
Listing on the Association website with a dedicated page listing all the services you offer and your location, which can be personalised with text and photographs.
A copy of the quarterly journal, “Upholsterer and Soft Furnisher”.
Opportunity to submit features to the journal or advertise at preferential rates.
Access to our discounted fabric buying service giving you speedy delivery of fabrics from most major suppliers where you haven’t otherwise got an account.
Free access to our Legal Advice Helpline covering all your commercial, employment and contractual queries.
A Head Office Helpline for queries on matters such as the Fire Regulations, Health and Safety and sourcing along with any other general issues that may be concerning members.
Access to the Members only area of the website where additional information about the Association and its activities are listed.
Through head office, access to insurance brokers, website building and management, private health insurance and FIRA (Furniture Industry Research Association). All at preferential rates.
Preferential rates with Yellow Pages when advertising under the AMUSF Banner.
A mediation and conciliation service for our Members and their customers.
A code of practise designed to work for you and your customers benefit.
We are also delighted to be able to continue to support a number of independent craft training establishments delivering the Association’s well respected and popular training programmes in all aspects of Upholstery and Soft Furnishings. Investing in the workforce of the future will keep our craft - and your business - flourishing for many years to come.
But, most importantly, the knowledge that you are a Member of a recognised Trade Association respected for its dedication and expertise in the crafts of upholstery and soft furnishings with a good standing in the industry as well as with the public. Fellow members will offer you friendship both in your business and social life helping to share and solve problems and workloads. Displaying our crest is a sign of quality, expertise and professionalism.
A crest to be proud of.