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Company Reg Number 2626687
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Who are we?


Created in 1962 between three Local Authorities, Counties Furniture
Group (CFG) set out to design and arrange for the supply of high quality
classroom furniture for schools, at an affordable price and has been
doing so ever since.

CFG is a member based organisation which, since its inception, has
grown to a membership of 82 Local Authorities and 1 Central
Government Agency.

CFG is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and controlled
entirely by its Local Authority members and is funded by royalties
derived from sales of its product ranges.

Who are we?


Created in 1962 between three Local
Authorities, Counties Furniture Group
(CFG) set out to design and arrange for
the supply of high quality classroom
furniture for schools, at an affordable
price and has been doing so ever since.

CFG is a member based organisation
which, since its inception, has grown to a
membership of 82 Local Authorities and 1
Central Government Agency.

CFG is a not-for-profit company limited by
guarantee and controlled entirely by its
Local Authority members and is funded
by royalties derived from sales of its
product ranges.

What do we do?


The development of new furniture ranges provides an increasingly wide
choice of well designed, reliable and flexible products, colour
co-ordinated to create diverse and integrated learning spaces

The Groups product ranges are manufactured under publicly procured
framework agreements, ensuring quality manufacture and supply with
best value pricing.

Orders are placed by member Authorities and their schools directly with
the Group's contracted manufacturers, without any additional central
administration charges. Prices, including delivery, are the same for all
members on the UK mainland. (Shipping costs will vary for island
members).

Main functions


The main functions of CFG are undertaken by a full-time Design Team located at Shropshire Council.

The Design Team, together with support from the Supplies, Legal and Financial Officers are responsible for:

Research

Product design
Advice on product selection and material specification
Tendering and contracts
Manufacturer supervision and product development

Member Liaison

Price list, web site and information provision
Partnership working
Furniture Services - layouts and scheduling (free to members for education institutions)

Consultancy

Providing furniture consultancy to the private sector on new school builds or refurbishments
Assisting with contractor bids

What do we do?


The development of new furniture ranges
provides an increasingly wide choice of
well designed, reliable and flexible
products, colour co-ordinated to create
diverse and integrated learning spaces

The Groups product ranges are
manufactured under publicly procured
framework agreements, ensuring quality
manufacture and supply with best value
pricing.

Orders are placed by member Authorities
and their schools directly with the Group's
contracted manufacturers, without any
additional central administration charges.
Prices, including delivery, are the same for
all members on the UK mainland.
(Shipping costs will vary for island
members).

Main functions


The main functions of CFG are
undertaken by a full-time Design Team
located at Shropshire Council.

The Design Team, together with support
from the Supplies, Legal and Financial
Officers are responsible for:

Research

Product design
Advice on product selection and material
specification
Tendering and contracts
Manufacturer supervision and product
development

Member Liaison

Price list, web site and information
provision
Partnership working
Furniture Services - layouts and
scheduling (free to members for
education institutions)

Consultancy

Providing furniture consultancy to the
private sector on new school builds or
refurbishments
Assisting with contractor bids

Further information about Counties
Furniture Group is available here.
 

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Counties Furniture Group
The Shirehall
Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury
SY2 6ND


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The Shirehall
Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY2 6ND
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