Haverhill: Nomination puts Jan Cavelle Furniture on ‘Made by Britain’ map

HAVERHILL-based Jan Cavelle Furniture has been nominated by West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock as part of the Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Group’s “Made by Britain” initiative.

The group, in collaboration with the 1851 Royal Commission, which supports science and manufacturing, has invited all 650 Westminster MPs to select a product that is made in their constituency, with the aim of creating a “Made by Britain” map of contemporary British industry.

“Jan Cavelle offers a wide range of customised furniture handcrafted in Suffolk,” said Mr Hancock.

“The small company is innovative in its designs and exports to global, luxury goods market, for example to China.

“They offer a friendly, personal customer service and deliver on time,” he added. “I warmly support their nomination.”

“Everyone at Jan Cavelle Furniture is so proud to be nominated as one of Britain’s greats and very grateful to Matthew Hancock for putting us forward,” said company founder Jan Cavelle.

“It is an incredible honour to be associated with some of the all time idols of British manufacturing.”

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Jan Cavelle has been nominated as a UK Female Entrepreneurship Ambassador and also mentors new businesses on how to get started, as one of the Ipswich-based Eastern Enterprise Hub’s “Enterprise Superstars” and as a co-founder of the Haverhil-based initiative “Enterprising Acorns”.

The “Made by Britain” initiative aims to encourage MPs to engage more thoroughly with manufacturing businesses in their constituencies.

A programme of activitiesis planned over the next year, including exhibitions, competitions and Parliamentary events with a “Parliament’s Manufacturer of the Year” award to follow.