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Independent Fire Engineering and Distributors Association elects Nigel Walton as new Chairman

Published on 21 October 2011
Nigel Walton, Director at Abbot Fire Group stepped in the role of Chairman at IFEDA
Nigel Walton elected as a Chairman of Independent Fire Engineering and Distributors Association

Nigel Walton, Director at Abbot Fire Group, steps into the role having been an active member of the association for the past 9 years.

IFEDA, the Independent Fire Engineering and Distributors Association, has elected a new Chairman for the association at their recent AGM. Nigel Walton, Director at Abbot Fire Group, steps into the role having been an active member of the association for the past 9 years. Walton said: "I am thrilled to accept this new role.  It’s an honour to have received the backing from my industry colleagues with their unanimous votes of support.  My thanks go to the previous Chairman for his work and commitment, and I look forward to enhancing the work IFEDA does. Working with both members of the association, and the fire industry as a whole, I look forward to achieving IFEDA’s aim of continually raising standards and procedures within the fire industry."

The AGM was followed by the IFEDA Annual Conference, where the association members benefit from talks by key industry speakers and presenters about information and legislation relevant to their industry. Graham Ferris, General Manager at IFEDA, commented: “This year we received a huge amount of positive feedback from those members who attended the information sessions, not only in relation to the very varied topics, but also how the information can help with the running of their own businesses.” Rui Soreto, from Everlux Masterlux, flew in from Portugal to give a timely presentation on the recently published BS ISO 7010: 2011 which covers graphical symbols, safety colours and signs, and registered safety signs. This years speakers also included Ron Reid from Shoosmiths, the law firm, who commented: It was clear to me that members took a real interest in the presentations and asked intelligent and searching questions of presenters to broaden not only their own knowledge but for the benefit of all.

IFEDA members also benefitted from a presentation from Stephen Adams, General and Marketing Manager, from BAFE (British Approvals for Fire Equipment), who discussed the latest schemes and marketing news. IFEDA, as an independent trade association, promotes quality standards and procedures within the fire safety industry.

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