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ASFP’s new office and academy officially opens

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) hosted the official opening of its office and training Academy on 15 May.

ASFP staff, members and guests were joined by Lord Mayor of Coventry Cllr Jaswant Singh Birdi and Lady Mayoress Krishna who marked the official opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a plaque installed to commemorate their visit.

Bringing together passive fire industry leaders with organisations that are striving to make a difference in the industry, guests included representatives from the British Woodworking Federation, British Coatings Federation, Children’s Burns Trust, Women in Fire Safety, and Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.

The new ASFP office and academy provides a state-of-the-art working environment for the ASFP team, as well as services for ASFP members and wider stakeholders, with dedicated meeting and conference facilities, including a 50-person theatre space perfect for small seminars. It also features a dedicated podcast studio crafted to offer a professional backdrop for high-quality video. The Academy provides cutting-edge training and technical assistance to the passive fire protection sector.

Commenting on the event ASFP Chair, Clive Miles (of CLM Fireproofing) said: “Today marked a momentous occasion for the ASFP as we celebrated the official opening of our new office and Academy. It was a wonderful day that showcased the culmination of our efforts in establishing a home for the Association and its members.”

“We extend our gratitude to the Lord Mayor of Coventry, Cllr Birdi, and his wife Krishna the Lady Mayoress for gracing the occasion with their presence and officially opening the building. A special acknowledgment goes to Mike Ward and the dedicated ASFP team for their tireless work in fitting out and inaugurating this space.”

ASFP Managing Director, Mike Ward added: “Over the course of nearly 50 years, the ASFP has continually brought about meaningful change to the fire safety sector. Today, we mark a new beginning for the Association, offering more facilities to our members than ever before.

“We thank our generous member base and dedicated staff for their tireless work in developing an HQ that suits our needs now and well into the future. It is with deepest pride that the ASFP steps into this new chapter of our history with a place to call home.”

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