The National Bed Federation (NBF) has signed an agreement with SATRA for the research and testing organisation to supply a comprehensive package of technical support and guidance to the UK’s trade association for bed manufacturers and their suppliers.
Starting January 2022, the deal comes on the back of the less welcome news that the NBF’s technical manager for the past four years, Tristine Hargreaves, is departing the NBF – to a new role as divisional manager at SATRA leading the furniture and floorcoverings division.
“We are very sad to see Tristine go,” said NBF executive director Jessica Alexander. “However, it’s great news that is not goodbye, as our new partnership with SATRA will ensure we continue to receive and deliver excellent technical support and advice for the NBF and our members.”
The package of support from SATRA for NBF membership – all of which is free of charge for members – includes:
• A dedicated email advice hotline for any specific technical queries;
• Regular feedback, consultation and updates on developments in British, European and international standards and on REACH and other chemically-related topics;
• Technical support on any queries relating to the NBF’s Code of Practice audits.
Said Jessica: “The package of technical support that SATRA has agreed to provide is unprecedented and significant and we are sure it will deliver first-class technical support for our members whenever they need it.”