Churches Fire, the nationwide business dedicated to supplying customers with the best in fire safety protection and compliance solutions, has announced the appointment of Charlie Haynes as CEO effective 1 May 2019. Haynes will now oversee the buy and build strategy that’s already in place, enabling more UK businesses to better protect their staff, visitors and assets by reducing the risk of fire.
The appointment follows investment in the business from Horizon Capital back in 2017, which has facilitated the delivery of fire safety offerings to businesses right across the UK.
Churches Fire has provided fire safety services for over 25 years, including fire alarms, sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, fire doors, emergency lighting and suppression systems.
Speaking about his appointment, Haynes told Risk Xtra: “I’m truly excited to be joining Churches Fire at such a momentous point in the company’s trajectory. I look forward to working with the team on future growth and, together, building our business into a much admired place to work and a desirable one in which to invest.”
Previously, Haynes has worked in a number of leadership positions within the industrial and service sectors. His most recent tenure at Ammeraal Beltech saw him hold a number of UK, European and senior roles.
Lorna Hayes, chief operating officer at Churches Fire, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Charlie to Churches Fire. With his vast experience of acquisition and integration, I’ve no doubt that under his leadership we will continue to progress the business in line with our Horizon Capital partnership.”
The appointment of a CEO strongly supports the company’s strategy of becoming one of the most comprehensive fire safety providers in the UK.