We stay professional and are passionate about fire safety compliance

MARK WILLIAMS

CEO and Part Owner
Checkmate Fire Solutions Ltd

Our History

1989 – The Company was Founded

Established by the previous management team, offering firestopping, linear gap sealing, air sealing, acoustic sealing, intumescent paint spraying, cladding to structural steels, installation of fire barriers in roof, ceiling, raised floor and curtain wall.

 

1997 – The staff and scope of services grew

Building on the first decade’s success in new construction sites the company focuses on fire stopping and fire boarding as part of cross-market growth strategy driving an increase in market share.

1999 – Expanding into Hong Kong

1999 saw the company diversify internationally in to Hong Kong, with Checkmate Fire providing significant works for Hong Kong airport.

2003 – Management Buyout

This year saw a management buyout of the founders while the company continued to grow from strength to strength. Building on a strong foundation in occupied buildings, such as the NHS, there was a change in focus to grow the business through other areas of the business such as dry lining. By this time the company had established a portfolio of clients within local government, education and healthcare sectors. A large portion of business came from repeat business from our ever growing client base that includes Great Ormond Street Hospital, The National Archives and University College London.

 

2005 – First venture in to Dubai

This year saw our first venture in to the middle east, offering air sealing and other services in Dubai and shortly afterwards, 2006/07 into Bahrain.

 

2008 – Further growth during the economic slowdown

As the building industry carried the burden of the economic slowdown, the focus shifted again to that of a client lead business targeting the healthcare, education and housing sectors while diversifying into new product offerings with fire resistant glazing, fire door survey, remediation & installation and fire and smoke damper surveys and maintenance.

 

2016 – Another management buyout

Following strategic targeting and diversification since 2008 the company saw significant growth from £3 million to in excess of £10 million through significant increase in market share across the healthcare, education and housing sectors. This year also saw another management buyout and restructuring with great investment positioning the company for future growth.

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