Two team members from Oswestry-based Aico, the European Market Leader in Home Life Safety, have been selected for key positions at the Fire Industry Association (FIA) following the 2021 FIA Annual General Meeting.
Voted for by FIA Members, the appointments will provide a fantastic opportunity to further support the fire industry.
The FIA is a not-for-profit membership organisation overseen by a Board and seven Councils and is the largest fire protection trade association in the UK. As a major provider of fire safety training, the FIA aims to promote, improve and perfect fire protection methods, devices, services and apparatus. As Aico strives to promote best practice and improve fire safety legislation across the UK, these positions will be pivotal in achieving their vision.
National Account Manager for Aico, Paul Cartwright, has been elected onto the FIA FIRESA Council, which provides vital communication between the Fire and Rescue Services and their suppliers, as well as liaising directly with the government and other external bodies.
Paul Cartwright says of his appointment “I’m delighted and honoured to be joining the FIA FIRESA’s Council. I’m looking forward to working with Council members and representing a diverse group of companies supplying the fire service.”
National Technical Manager for Aico, Andy Speake, who previously held a position on the FIA Fire Detection and Alarm Council, has been re-elected for the role and has also been elected to the FIA Board.
He comments “I’m really pleased and excited with the recent results announced at the FIA AGM. The new appointments on the Councils will provide an opportunity to better serve FIA members as well as the industry as a whole.”