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David Bailey Furniture Systems has been involved in manufacturing bespoke education and healthcare furniture for 32 years, and as such we believe in keeping a healthy manufacturing sector at the heart of a recovering UK economy.
According to the World Bank, the UK is currently the eleventh largest manufacturing nation in the world. Though whilst output is increasing overall, the manufacturing sector’s share of the UK economy has seen a decline of 18% since the middle of the century.
This is not an immediate cause for concern, but it does indicate that over a long enough timescale UK manufacturing’s share of the economy will dwindle, and perhaps eventually all but disappear, with many companies outsourcing production abroad.
Education and healthcare furniture built by skilled professionals
Employing skilled workers from our local community here in Kent is an important part of our business model at David Bailey Furniture Systems. Our 37 staff members, including factory workers, office personnel and management, work together as a team and are proud of the rich heritage we share, with over 32 years’ experience in furniture manufacturing and counting.
Keeping manufacturing jobs local and in-house helps us to build strong links with the community and allows for a much greater level of quality control over our fitted furniture product ranges.
We’re committed to delivering high quality healthcare and education UK made furniture from start to finish in an economically sustainable manner, which is good for the local community and UK manufacturing as a whole.
UK manufacturing: the benefits
- Knowledge of our market – we know what goes on in the sectors we work within and we’re well aware of what is expected of us through years of building relationships with other UK companies.
- Rapid response – years of experience working with architects, contractors, facilities managers, healthcare trusts and head teachers means we can adapt quickly to the changing needs and requirements of our client base.
- Production lead times – our manufacturing capacity and knowledge of the industries we service combine to allow for very competitive lead times and our efficient delivery service ensures orders are with our customers when they need it.
- Flexible service – we offer both a supply and fit, or supply only service across our entire product ranges.