THIRSK furniture manufacturer Treske has been re-awarded the Manufacturing Guild Mark (MGM).

The Guild Mark is available only to the best furniture and furnishing manufacturers in the UK, and demonstrates excellence in furniture manufacturing.

It was first awarded to Treske by the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers four years ago, and the business is one of only 16 holders of the MGM in the UK.

Treske was successfully assessed against the rigorous criteria required for the MGM and independently audited on behalf of the Furniture Makers Company.

The award was officially presented to Justin Bartlett, the owner and managing director of Treske, by Manufacturing Guild Mark chairman Paul von der Heyde.

Mr Bartlett said: “This is a tremendous honour for us. It is a ringing endorsement, not only of the quality of the furniture which we manufacture on our premises, but also of our commitment to our staff. We recognise that the two go hand in hand.

“This recognition by our peers in the furniture-making world gives us a great boost as we strive to maintain our reputation as one of the leading independent furniture manufacturers in the country.

“These are exciting times for Treske, reflecting the growing demand for our products from across the United Kingdom and our confidence in the future, which is fuelled by the improving economic climate and the skills and commitment of our staff.

“Underpinning this optimism is Treske’s unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. Our new kitchen showrooms have created a much better experience for customers when they visit the company’s headquarters.”