At Checkmate Fire, we’re constantly looking at ways to improve our service to clients – and we believe there’s no better way to do this than investing in our biggest asset: our workforce.

As a continuous process, we ensure that our people have the opportunity to further both their careers, and their expertise within the business. Through additional training and qualifications, we aim to have the most motivated and knowledgeable team possible – and we’re making some great strides.

So, please forgive us while we blow our own trumpet a little. Here are some recent achievements from within the ever-expanding Checkmate team:

ILM Level 3 in Leadership and Management

Huge congratulations to ​Scott BirchKieran CarlisleMark Parol ​and​ Adam Shipstone ​for successfully completing their ILM Level 3 in Leadership and Management qualification!

Signifying an excellent milestone in their careers, this qualification represents an ideal next step for aspiring professionals taking their first foray into line management, or those with some experience of managing a team or project to deliver clearly defined outcomes.

Level 2 AAT (Accounting Qualification)

Congratulations to​ India Bateman​ who has passed her Level 2 AAT (Accounting Qualification)! Suitable for learners that are new to finance, India has since gained a thorough grounding in accountancy knowledge and skills, from costing and double-entry bookkeeping, to computerised accounting.

ASFP Level 3 in Passive Fire Protection

Well done to ​Damien Ward and Kieran Carlisle​ who have passed their ASFP Level 3 in Passive Fire Protection!

This qualification is provided by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), a nationally and internationally recognised awarding organisation regulated by the qualification regulators Ofqual and CCEA.

Speaking on behalf of Checkmate Fire, our Business Development Manager, ​Kate Cooke, ​reiterated the business’s commitment to training and internal investment:

“We continue to invest heavily in training and development of our management and operatives, recruiting those who not only have the right skills and experience, but aligned personal ethos too. By ensuring all of our internal staff and operatives are fully trained for their job, with quality mentoring in place, not only does the company thrive but those within it do too.”