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Focus SB becomes Quado approved manufacturer

  Monday, 20 April 2020 10:18
Focus SB becomes Quado approved manufacturer

We have been selected as an approved member of Quado’s supplier and manufacturer database, a new British online platform founded by architect and interior designer David Lee Hood, which offers to streamline administrative and coordination tasks for designers, freeing them up to concentrate on creativity.

Inclusion, as a Quado trusted and approved electrical accessories manufacturer in a carefully curated, select online database for designers and architects, is great news for us, giving further recognition to our people, unrivalled in-house finishing capabilities and ever expanding portfolio of products and services. Quado will showcase an overview of some of our designer switches and dimmers, bespoke combination plates and finishes, specified internationally within the hospitality, heritage, high end residential and commercial markets for over 40 years.

Responding to designer requirements, we offer one-off custom finishes for specific projects. Designers recognise the desirability for finish continuity across extensive switch plate options, from panic alarm buttons to lighting controls, and the value added to a client’s project if good quality fixtures, fittings and accessories manufactured from the highest quality base materials are specified. Visitors to our factory in East Sussex can experience viewing our skilled artisans at work, handle and feel the weight of solid brass and stainless steel raw base materials and develop a real understanding of the complex in-house finishing processes and stringent quality control that goes into the manufacture of every product.

Our managing director, Gary Stevens comments: “We are delighted to become a Quado preferred supplier and look forward to nurturing our good relationships with architects and designers. It’s a fantastic opportunity to build on this continued recognition for our people and products. The platform will enhance our commitment to investment in ongoing product development and services for leading international hotel groups and designers, enabling business growth and the creation of more jobs for our local community. We’ve launched a raft of industry firsts such as the latching push button and two way and centre off retractive switches, a designer collection in collaboration with Kelly Hoppen MBE, an exclusive liquid metal finish collection with Anka Metals, and our China business is flourishing beyond our expectations. As part of an ongoing commitment to minimise our impact on the environment, we’re also pleased to have recently introduced 100% recyclable packaging for our products and have implemented a paperless office initiative.”

Gary concludes: “Focus SB is an accredited partner of the Society of British and International Interior Designers (SBID). With integrity at our core, designers and consultants can be assured of only the highest quality as the company is ISO 9001:2015 BSI certified, conforming to the world’s most widely adopted quality management system, complying with the latest international regulations. In addition Focus SB’s products are CCC (China Compulsory Certificate) approved, and CQC (China Quality Certification Centre) compliant, and we look forward to launching our Kelly Hoppen by Focus SB collection at Design Shanghai in November.”

Visit our blog to discover more about Quado in an interview with Quado's director David Lee Hood.