Business funding received for expansion plans
A Chester based fire safety team is celebrating after it was granted significant business funding to enable the company to grow and deliver lifesaving fire safety solutions and fire training to businesses and education providers across the country.
Fire Safety Managers, who’s head office is in Birmingham, approached DropJaw Ventures earlier in the year to seek for some guidance and advice in terms of growing the business and the funding means in which to do so. The company specialise in installing fire alarms, fire extinguishers and emergency lighting alongside conducting risk assessments and fire safety training.
Paul Hughes, Fire Safety Managers CEO said: I started Fire Safety Managers in 2015 after working in the fire industry for 15 years realizing that companies were paying a fortune for a low-quality service. However, my passion to educate and promote fire safety all stemmed from a very scary experience aged just five, when I was trapped in a fire.
“We have a vision to be the UK’s trusted provider of high-quality fire safety at an affordable price ensuring customers receive value for money while meeting their fire safety objectives. We required the business knowledge and support of Roy Shelton and the team at DropJaw to help us move forward.”
The DropJaw team instantly wanted to support the company and identified several funding streams for Fire Safety Managers to apply for.
Significant funding has been allocated and will now be used towards employing new team members, gaining additional industry accreditations and developing the fire training – all alongside the continued delivery of fire safety solutions and education across the country.
Paul continues: “Our vision is that fire safety is taught to all children globally by creating unique, interactive and enjoyable workshops. Making such sessions an integral part of a child’s education and then extending that out to our clients and partners throughout the UK.
“With new and significant funding now secured we can take a massive step forward with this vision. We are very excited about the future.”
Roy Shelton, Managing Partner of DropJaw Ventures adds: “We are delighted to support Paul and the Fire Safety Team. Our ability to be able to provide access to capital, deploying our own funds alongside the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and then providing ongoing advisory services to help fuel business growth and develop the team is very exciting and leveraging the core of our capabilities.
“Our focus on the SME community allowing us to provide our portfolio of investments and clients with a market place to collaborate and share best practices with each other accelerates their growth and improves the chances of greater success”
Mark Gibbons of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund concludes: “We have been pleased to support Fire Safety Managers Ltd with Northern Powerhouse Investment Funds of £35,000 towards their funding round. I was impressed by the growth that the business has achieved in a short space of time as well as the management team Paul has in place, we are confident the business will continue on its growth journey. Paul is very passionate about Fire Safety and this is reflected in the high service levels provided and 92% customer retention.”
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