Godfrey Syrett And The Furniture Industry

With the announcement of the bankruptcy of Godfrey Syrett earlier just over two weeks ago, the longstanding office manufacturer was placed under administration, making redundant some 200 members of staff.

Sadly the manufacturer, that was known for their bespoke furniture designs, was subsequently forced to close its doors. Founded just over 70 years ago in 1947 by Ken Godfrey & Harry Syrett in Killingworth, Godfrey Syrett, for a long time, rode the booming tide of British design excellence.

Having gained popularity as a furniture manufacturer that designed, manufactured and installed furniture for commercial and public sector customers,

Because Godfrey Syrett designed and produced truly British office furniture pieces ranging from desking and seating to conference and meeting tables and even specialist bespoke elements, their demise is a sad one for the UK furniture sector.

The British furniture industry is, however, strong and resilient and we at Apres Furniture can offer clients a furniture offering based upon the furniture products from Godfrey Syrett. If you have existing product that needs to be complimented or have a project you are working and require the same standard of furniture Apres Furniture can assist. Having been in existence for over twenty years, our combined experience in the contract office furniture industry spans decades. Businesses, architects and interior designers trust us in helping them create modern, stylish and bespoke furnished working environments that suit their functional needs and pleases their aesthetic appetites.

Apres Furniture work with commercial and public sector clients, our diverse client portfolio reflects the fact that we recognise the uniqueness of each organisation and individuals we work with, ensuring we understand their specific issues and then providing them with tailor-made furnishing solutions.

Apres Furniture have gone to great lengths to understand that creating the right working environment can make a big difference to any organisational image – potentially transforming how employees, suppliers and customers view and work in the environment. With our knowledge and expertise in refurbishment, design and office design, our clients have the peace of mind that by the end of the project, they will have an office environment that suits their organisation and the people that work there.

Apres Furniture pride themselves on a professional yet informal approach to business. We believe that we have become successful by taking the trouble to really understand our customers and their businesses. In fact, we see this as an integral part of developing the ideal furniture environment.

While we pride ourselves on the fact that we offer one of the largest selections of furniture in the UK – from more than 100 international manufacturers – it is our in-house team are the drivers behind our success. 

Being able to satisfy all of your furniture supply demands, our services include a team that has extensive experience in conceptualising and building custom-made furniture, space planning and fit-out, while staying abreast of the latest technological advances in office acoustic privacy and ergonomic trends. 

This ensures that Apres Furniture will be a one-stop shop when it comes to your furniture needs.