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About Us

Checkmate Fire

Checkmate is a specialist passive fire protection installation and survey company, providing professionally managed, cost effective fire compliant services nationally to a wide range of clients.

Formed in 1989 as Checkmate Passive Fire Protection we have continually expanded our customer base, growing correspondingly. A large part of our turnover consists of repeat business and our wide-ranging client base includes Great Ormond Street Hospital, The National Archives and University College London.

From offices in London and Yorkshire we provide a comprehensive range of services:

Checkmate's 'Fire Compliance' Division helps organisations to achieve passive fire protection compliance. The services offered range from formulating specifications at the design stage to inspections at completion. In existing buildings we can assist with a menu of services that include the creation of fire strategy drawings, inspection of fire walls and fire doors and the air leakage testing of rooms or areas where airtightness of the structure is a critical requirement for life safety, property protection or business continuity.

Checkmate's 'Fire Solutions' Division provides a range of 3rd Party Accredited passive fire protection installation services that include firestopping, linear gap sealing, air sealing, acoustic sealing, fire door installation and remediation, retrofit fire dampers, intumescent paint spraying, cladding to structural steels, installation of fire barriers in roof, ceiling, raised floor and curtain wall voids and high pressure / water repellent seals.

Our Specialist Interiors division provides dry-lined walls, glazed partitions, ceilings, decorating and other interior installation services.

We have operated in the Arabian Gulf since 2005, through agents Haven Fire & Safety in the UAE and Khayber Trading in Bahrain. Projects in the Gulf include work at Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, The Emirates Towers and The Madinat Complex.

Checkmate Fire is an Aviva preferred supplier

 

Meet the Team

Directors

Mark Williams

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Williams

Based at our Northern office, Mark has been with the company since 2000 and currently oversees all company operations on a national basis.

Pat Murphy

Chief Marketing Officer

Pat Murphy

Pat has a wealth of experience in delivering all aspects of Checkmate’s products and services. As CMO and Co-owner leading the marketing and sales division he makes a valuable contribution to the company’s current and future strategy and direction.

Alan Oliver

Passive Fire Consultant

Alan Oliver

A management restructure has allowed Alan to change his role and he provides the service as the company’s expert passive fire consultant responsible for; including amongst other things, delivering our Passive Fire Awareness seminars across the country.

David Woffendin

Northern Operations Director

David Woffendin

Dave joined the company in 2008 and was appointed to Northern Operations Director in 2013.

Tomasz Wisniewski

Southern Operations Director

Tomasz Wisniewski

Initially working for Checkmate as a sub-contractor from 2001, Tom has risen through the ranks as Operations Supervisor and Operations Manager, Director of Glazing and has recently been appointed Southern Operations Manager.

Accounts, Commercial, Administration

Sinead McCullagh

Company Secretary

Sinead McCullagh

Based at our Northern office, Sinead has been with Checkmate for since 2001, starting as office administrator, she now has responsibility for company's financial affairs.

Jenny Wilson

Office Manager

Jenny Wilson

Based at our Southern office, since 2000 Jenny has gained extensive experience covering a multitude of tasks.

Sarah Livesey

Contracts Administrator

Sarah Livessey

Based from our northern operations centre, Sarah plays an important role in supporting the account managers ensuring our contracts run productively with regards to I.T. support, compliance and handover documentation and certification.

Melissa Stead

Receptionist & Office Administrator

Melissa Stead

Based from our northern operations centre, Melissa joined us in 2015 and plays an important role supporting our accounts department and general office administration.

Kate Cooke

Business Development Manager

Kate Cook

Kate joined us in 2013 and has several years' in telemarketing. Her experience within the passive fire protection industry will be of great benefit to us; enhancing and supporting the efforts of our national sales team.

Lee Richardson

Commercial Manager

Lee Richardson

Lee joined us in 2013 as part of our team operating from our Dunmow office. Lee brings his financial and organisational skills to the role of Commercial Manager.

Operations

Mick Rudd

Account Manager

Mick Rudd

Based at our Northern office, Mick manages contracts both large and small. He has a wealth of experience in operations and contract management and has been with us since 2001.

Mark Shaw

Account Manager

Mark Shaw

Based at our Northern office, Mark joined us in 2000 as an installer, made a successful transition to management in 2007 and now oversees contracts both large and small.

Gary Mead

Senior Contracts Manager

Gary Mead

Runs site operations from our Southern office, again has benefited from the experience of working on sites undertaking passive fire protection works prior to being promoted into the Checkmate management structure.

Ross Baron

Surveying & Aftercare Manager

Ross Baron

Ross has been a welcome addition to the Checkmate Team. He brings vitality and inspiration to the role of Surveying and Aftercare Manager. Ross coordinates all on site surveys and prepares the reports and drawings. He is also very active in our aftercare division offering advice and help to our clients to ensure that completed works managed in a controlled manner going forward to avoid possible non-compliance issues in the future.

Paul Marshall

Contracts Manager

Paul Marshall

Paul has joined the Dunmow team as a Contracts Manager, previously one of our experienced site managers. He now brings his practical skills to the management team to assist in the successful delivery of our projects.

Andy Ostrowski

Surveying & Fire Door Manager

Andy Ostrowski

Andy is based at our Southern office.