Charlie Haynes appointed CEO at fire safety solutions provider Churches Fire

Charlie Haynes

Charlie Haynes

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.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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