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Items filtered by date: December 2015 - Furniture Re-use Network

By Lesley Prescott, Head of Operations

FRADE Shop'Against its dramatic backdrop of Victorian elegance and industrial grit, this fiercely independent city harbours a spirited mix of heritage and urban sophistication, with excellent art galleries and a magnificent concert hall, along with boutique hotels, some exceptional restaurants and, of course, interesting bars: Newcastle is renowned throughout Britain for its thumping nightlife, bolstered by an energetic, 42,000-strong student population. The city retains deep-rooted traditions, embodied by the no-nonsense, likeable locals', or so it says on the Lonely Planet website about Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Thursday, 07 September 2017 15:36

Touring the Lochs of Scotland

Loch NessBy Lesley Prescott, Head Of Operations

On a rainy Monday morning I arrived in Inverness and having picked up my hire car with only 250 miles on the clock (no pressure there Lesley!) I headed off to ILM Highland in Alness. The scenery did not disappoint and the Loch was ‘shimmering’ as I strained my neck, with one eye on the road to see if I could catch a glimpse of any sea creatures, even if this Loch wasn’t Ness!

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 11:22

Every council tip to have a reuse shop

Cllr Crimmings Terry Walton Cllr Holmes at the Shed OpeningOn a bright, slightly overcast Monday morning, Lesley Prescott, Head of Operations and Claire Charras, Business Support Manager set off to Llantrisant Recycling Centre in Rhondda Cynon Taf where FRN members, Wastesavers, officially opened The Shed, Rhondda Cynon Taff first reuse shop at a recycling centre.

Nu-life Furniture - Scrapyard Crazy Golf

To support Red Nose day, Nu Life Furniture have put on a scrapyard crazy golf event using second hand furniture to make the course. 

National Apprenticeship Week 2017

For National Apprenticeship Week 2017, former Business and Administration apprentice, Lauren Jenkins has been answering some questions and giving advice for anyone considering an apprenticeship. 

Lauren - FRN Conference

For National Apprenticeship Week, Lauren Jenkins, Office Administrator shares her experience as an apprentice at the FRN. 

Thursday, 16 February 2017 12:31

Rerun finds a new home thanks to 50 Square

Rerun - New Store

A Hull based charity who provide affordable, quality furniture to the local community, have moved into new premises after being evicted from their former home. 

Wednesday, 04 January 2017 10:07

Skills that pay the bills

Storeroom Staff with BiC Award

One of FRN's member charities, Storeroom2010, have taken home the coveted Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Business Award for Excellence for their Skills Gap Training project. 

Thursday, 08 December 2016 12:07

Award winning circle of re-use

Total Reuse Awards

FRN member Total Reuse CIC have just won the prestigious 2016 PwC Social Entrepreneurs Club Awards for Environmental Impact.

Friday, 11 November 2016 10:01

Sharing about repairing

Repair Centre

The team at Vision 21 are running a brilliant scheme that is breathing new life into broken bits and bobs. Launched earlier this year, by the environmentalist Jonathon Porrit and Cheltenham's MP Alex Chalk, the Repair Cafes have been an amazing success with hundreds of previously broken items given a new lease on life.  

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