Director of Operations, South East

With over 25 years’ senior management experience in the passive fire protection industry, Simon began his career in 1995 as a sales manager for West Anglia Insulation (Fire Protection).

Progressing through the industry ranks, Simon has worked in the capacity of project manager, head of operations, managing director and operations director. Managing processes across a number of renowned businesses within the facilities, compliance and construction sectors, Simon has a hands-on approach to leadership, with a passion to succeed and empower others to do the same.

Skilled in operations management, cost management, mentoring, training & development, strategy, and change management, Simon joined Checkmate in February 2020, and is responsible for all operational activities in the south east.

Checkmate Fire's Director of Operations, South East - Simon Kelly

His biggest corporate achievement since joining Checkmate is bringing the various teams together and getting them to work as one, with the focused objective of delivering a great customer experience. 

Fun fact...

Having lived in the South East all his life, Simon’s parents travelled to Yorkshire ahead of his birth, as his father had vicarious aspirations for Simon to play cricket for the county. Although he enjoys cricket, he isn’t, however, a Yorkshire County professional...yet! Watch this space!

Success is in the detail, but it’s the people within the business - and their drive to provide our customers the highest level of service - that enables that detail in all aspects of passive fire protection, ensuring success for our customers and their projects.

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