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Churches Fire acquires Fire Safety Services in move to strengthen national footprint

by Brian Sims

As part of the business’ commitment to realise even more comprehensive care for existing customers, Churches Fire – a provider of fully-integrated fire prevention services – has just announced the acquisition of Fire Safety Services, a complete fire safety provider based in Bedfordshire with national and local coverage in the UK.

David Murfitt, managing director at Fire Safety Services, said: “I’m proud of what we’ve achieved over the last nineteen years and I look forward to seeing the next phase of growth for Fire Safety Services by moving the business under the roof of Churches Fire. This move will develop career options for our employees and offer an enhanced national service for customers.”

For over 25 years, Churches Fire has provided services to over 30,000 sites countrywide, enabling UK businesses to better protect their staff, visitors and assets by reducing the risk of fire through long-term partnerships. Churches Fire supplies a large portion of the market by covering not only large and well-known corporate organisations but also smaller, local businesses. The company offers a full range of in-house products including fire alarms, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, emergency lighting and fire suppression systems.

Fire Safety Services will be Churches Fire’s 20th acquisition and supports its strategy of becoming one of the largest solution providers in the UK. This follows on from Lyceum Capital’s recent investment in Churches Fire to support its expansion through a ‘buy and build’ strategy.

Churches Fire and Fire Safety Services offer well-aligned services with a large concentration of regional customers and, together, are focused on being able to offer a better national service as a result of the merger.

Paul Topley, executive chairman at Churches Fire, explained: “I’m proud to announce this major acquisition for Churches Fire and look forward to what this can bring to help us become a leading national provider in the industry.”

Lorna Hayes, managing director at Churches Fire, stated: “Churches Fire and Fire Safety Services share like-minded customer-centric values providing the highest quality solutions possible and, together, will expand our network coverage, benefiting our customers.”

*For more information on Churches Fire visit www.churchesfire.com

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