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Meet the Team

Fire Safety Services comprises a team of highly qualified personnel, with an impressive combined knowledge of the industry. They really know their stuff but, as you can see, they are an approachable bunch!

David Murfitt

Managing Director

David has worked in the fire protection industry for over 30 years. He formed Fire Safety Services in 1999, initially working from home as a sole trader, and is proud to have grown a national company providing quality and ethical fire safety. Today, the business turns over £7 million plus and has nearly 100 employees.

David Brough

Finance Director

Having worked successfully as a finance director in banking and retail, David’s career in the fire industry started in 1994. He joined Fire Protection Services Plc. and as finance director saw them through the takeover by Kidde in 2001. David joined Fire Safety Services in 2003 as a consultant before becoming finance director the following year.

Lorraine Murfitt

Director & Company Secretary

Since forming the business with her husband, Lorraine has maintained a varied and challenging role with Fire Safety Services as the business has expanded. She is responsible for administration and auditing, and is a valued member of the board of directors.

Gerald Bygraves


An experienced accountant and tax advisor for over 30 years, Gerald was a director at top firm Mazars before setting up his own practice. He now advises over 50 local family businesses, each with a turnover of up to £10m.

Ian Panter

Sales & Operations Director

Ian has a vast knowledge of the industry, gained from over 20 years in the service sector. He is committed to securing the future growth of the business, while ensuring that service delivery exceeds customer expectations.

Adam Gillespie

Bedford Systems

Using his 25 years gained in the fire alarm industry, Adam manages our Bedford systems department, including fire alarms, emergency lighting, fire alarm monitoring and gas suppression.

Darren King

Bedford Portables

Darren brings two decades of experience to this role, where he manages the portable extinguisher service and installation team, technician quality auditing, dry risers testing and customer support.

Nikki Harman

Head of Marketing

Qualified marketer Nikki has over 20 years’ professional experience. She is responsible for our strategic marketing planning and implementation, including branding, website, lead generation, social media and PR.

Dave Lewis

Birmingham Service Centre

Dave has around 25 years experience in the industry. Starting out as an apprentice he has worked his way up from Commissioning Engineer, Systems Manager and now the Birmingham Service Centre Manager.

Drew Stewart

Passive Protection Manager

As an industry professional with over 30 years in passive fire protection, Drew manages fire door, fire stopping, integrity testing, steel fire escapes and related works for Fire Safety Services nationally.

Andrew Ferguson

Fire Safety Compliance Manager

Andrew is a professional life safety commercial fire risk assessor with 30 years’ experience. He is responsible for client fire risk assessments, fire safety training, consultancy and legal compliance.

Jonathan Betts

Norwich Service Centre

With 24 years’ experience in the fire industry, Jonathan is the Norwich service centre manager and his role is to provide quality fire protection services to businesses across the East Anglia region.

Tony Bryan

Loughborough Service Centre

Service centre manager Tony has over 30 years’ experience in the fire industry, and is responsible for the East Midlands, Yorkshire, North East and Scotland team.

Company shot

Last but not least!  Here is a selection of our staff who make up the team working out of our Bedford Head Office.

Have you seen our blog?

Our blog is designed to give you a greater understanding about fire safety and how our services can help you. All of our blog posts are written by members of our team who have vast experience in specific aspects of fire safety, so you can be sure that the information you are reading comes from a qualified source.

To read our blog and to gain a bigger picture of fire safety – click here

Need further information or would like to speak to one of our sales department?

Call our head office on: 08000 234114 or email at

If you would like to speak to a service centre near you, please use the information below:

East Anglia

Covering: East Anglia & South East

01603 731999

Email enquiries

East Midlands

Covering: East Midlands, North East & Scotland

01509 214411

Email enquiries

West Midlands

Covering: West Midlands, South West, North West & Scotland

0121 486 3800

Email enquiries


Covering: South & London

01234 854100

Email enquiries

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