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Liverpool fire safety experts plan further expansion following 100% increase in revenue

Fieldway Group (“Fieldway” or “the Company”), the national fire protection specialist, has reported a 100% rise in revenue over the past two years, supported by a raft of social housing contract wins and entry into new sectors. The Liverpool-based Company was founded in 2006 by CEO Brian Murphy. Since 2018, the Company has been supported by leading regional SME investor, Foresight Group (“Foresight”).

Fieldway has recently secured new long-term service and maintenance contracts from clients including Leeds City Council, Salford City Council, Telford & Wrekin Council and Charnwood Borough Council. For these and other clients in the sector, Fieldway has delivered an
increasing number of services both in active fire protection – fire alarms, sprinkler systems and smoke ventilation – and passive fire protection – fire doors, compartmentation and cladding.

The high-quality service delivered has resulted in Fieldway being ranked the top contractor on key social housing frameworks including PFH, Procure Plus and EEM. Fieldway now hopes to build upon the progress it has made in other markets, such as education and commercial buildings. This will enable Fieldway to achieve its business plan of delivering 35% growth year-on-year.

This ambitious target has also been made achievable by Fieldway’s 2021 acquisition and subsequent successful integration of IPCL; a North East-based leading provider of specialist fire protection services including intumescent paint coatings. IPCL’s products have been applied to several landmark buildings including The Shard, Battersea Power Station, O2 Arena and Chelsea Barracks.

This success has enabled Fieldway to enhance its commitment to boosting skills within the Liverpool City Region, delivering on its commitment to supporting and developing local communities. Fieldway invests over £10,000 annually in training programmes and the number
of apprenticeships at the Company has doubled from 5 to 11. All apprenticeships completed within the business have resulted in full-time employment.

Brian Murphy, CEO of Fieldway, said: “We take our responsibility to ensure our clients’ buildings and facilities are as safe as can be very seriously. Our growth in recent years reflects that more and more buildings owned by local authorities – and increasingly commercial operators – are now safer than ever before. This offers greater protection and peace of mind to the people who live, work and play within them.

“The support of Foresight Group has been crucial to achieving this. Thanks to their guidance and stewardship, we have been able to consolidate and build upon our position as a leader in the fire protection market.”

Fiona Hatch, Senior Investment Manager at Foresight Group, added: “It has been a privilege to support Fieldway over recent years as it has continued to improve fire safety for its ever increasing number of clients. The Company’s move into different markets has enabled more sectors to benefit from their expertise, resulting in improved occupancy wellbeing for an incredible number of people.

“That this can be achieved in tandem with helping to create training and skills opportunities
in its local community means Fieldway is truly a profit-for-purpose business, and one we’re very proud to work with.”

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