Fire and Safety Solutions would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients past and present, along with our hard working and dedicated staff, in supporting us throughout the years as we celebrate our 20th year in business on the 3rd of November 2023!
As we reach this milestones event, our founder and MD, Paul Wilkinson had the following to say:
“I am hugely proud of everything we have achieved as a team over the years along with the great work we have done with some wonderful clients, many of which have become good friends. We have worked on so many different types of projects, not all of them straight forward or without their challenges but every one of them we have delivered to the best of our ability and to the highest professional standard. That level of detail and commitment from our team is what makes FASS what it is, and I wholeheartedly thank all of them for their efforts and all that they do.
Thinking back to sitting at my kitchen table in 2003, with that desire to start FASS, with a belief that we could deliver Fire and Safety Solutions to business but to a higher level than others and with a transparency to what a business actually needs rather than what they could be convinced to buy – it feels like only yesterday!
Starting any business is often a daunting task, giving up the security of a 9 to 5 income in the pursuit of greater rewards for your family and setting your own path. As the business grows and you go from previously being an employee to being an employer yourself, a new weight of responsibility comes in ensuring those employees who give their time to you and your business are rewarded and valued so they can support their lives and family.
Many times, over the 20 years our business has evolved or had to react to changes, often unforeseen events such as economic downturns, changes in regulations or suppliers and of course, the pandemic. Each time the business has continued to adapt and that is down to everyone working together and believing in the services we provide.
It’s not just challenges that have shaped the business, there have been many high points too. Industry awards, being accredited with ISO 9001, selected as chosen suppliers for highly sought after products and being awarded interesting or prestigious projects. But most of all, one of the key reasons I started the business remains with me today. When we visit a business and resolve an issue, particularly one where there is a safety is concerned, I still get that feeling of pride that we have made a difference for the better. That maybe the one safety item we have identified and changed has prevented and accident or injury and we have made a difference.
I cannot of course conclude this without mentioning the tremendous support I have had, and the business as a whole, from my family and specifically my wonderful wife and business partner Lesley, who’s backing and guidance has been invaluable. So, thank-you once again to every one of you who has been part of the FASS success story to date, I look forward to continuing that journey with you into the future”.