Knightsbridge Furniture MD Alan Towns (left) presents IBI Nightingale with the Project Team of the Year trophy at DiMH 2014
Knightsbridge Furniture maintained a high profile at the 2014 Design in Mental Health (DiMH) conference and exhibition by both sponsoring an award and featuring within two award-winning submissions.
During the dinner which closed the DiMH conference in Birmingham, Knightsbridge Managing Director Alan Towns was invited to present a trophy to IBI Nightingale as winners of the ‘Project Team of the Year’. On studying the submission, he was delighted to discover that the winning team’s project was the Redwoods Centre in Shrewsbury, the £46m inpatient mental health facility opened by South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for which seating and tables from the specialist Knightsbridge Challenging Behaviour Collection was specified.
Later in the same evening, Gilling Dod Architects were presented with the ‘Design Project of the Year’ award for their work on the Junction 17 for Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS. This new inpatient unit for children and adolescents was also furnished with seating and tables supplied by Knightsbridge Furniture.
‘I must congratulate all the award winners for their achievements, as well as the organisers of the DiMH conference for staging such a useful event,’ said Alan Towns. ‘Knightsbridge Furniture were delighted to be invited to sponsor the Project Team of the Year Award and, of course, very proud to discover that our products featured amongst the award-winning projects.’
Offering a diverse portfolio of furniture for hospitals, healthcare and mental health settings Knightsbridge Furniture holds Preferred Supplier status with the NHS, the SHS, HSE Ireland and key providers of private and charitable healthcare. Seating and tables are crafted at the company’s plant in Yorkshire using timber from renewable sources and Knightsbridge also displays its commitment to sustainability through PEFC and FISP certification, ISO 14001:2004 accreditation for its environmental management system and BS EN ISO 9001:2008 quality management accreditation.
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