MC Fire Protection - A New Beginning
Mike Chilman founded MC Fire Protection as a sole trader, following his employment with a large national Fire Protection company.Mike started MC Fire Protection by purchasing a new green VW Caddy van, set up an account with a fire extinguisher importer, bought the required tools and set up from home servicing Fire Extinguishers.
He concentrated on developing a client base, which he valued enormously. He provides outstanding service to these customers and this quality of service is what the business has been built on. This ethos still exists right throughout the company to this day.
Mike employed his first fire extinguisher engineer, which enabled Mike to spend more time developing a customer base, while still running the office and providing fire surveys and consultancy work.At the same time, Mike employed the first secretary, who initially worked from the home office, before the company moved into its first office in Telford Road, Bicester.
Soon after, Mike employed the first salesperson and invested in his business car. The business was growing, and MC Fire Protection needed a salesperson to help to handle this growth seamlessly.
MCFP Keeps Developing
MC Fire Protection employs the first bookkeeper and office manager to provide some expertise to this department and to handle some of the compound business needs.The next step was the purchase of Rapid Response Fire Company, who was a local fire safety company, who had got into financial trouble. This included some superb clients, who we still value as long-term customers to this day, as well as some excellent employees who are key members of the MC Fire Protection team today.
MCFP Moves Into A New Office
MC Fire Protection becomes a nationwide fire safety company by opening a new office in Bristol.MCFP team moves into present premises in Telford Road, Bicester. We had six employees at this stage, and the company has shown a steady 10% growth each year.
A few months later the company sets up the Bristol office to serve the South West area more efficiently.
MCFP has built and re-enforced its quality reputation by building on their ISO9001 status by gaining NSI Gold quality status.MCFP runs under strict quality control standards and their work and processes are constantly audited, which means that clients receive outstanding service and quality of workmanship.
MCFP Team Grows
Through our high standards of service and delivery, MCFP has earned an enviable reputation with business owners, architects, engineers and contractors in almost every type of commercial, industrial and institutional facilityThe company has grown to 13 employees with a large, broad range of highly valued clients located over Southern England. We have developed a highly talented team of engineers, administration and accounts executives, consultants and advisers.
The company is now highly accredited to NSI Fire Gold, and all work is carried out to meet with standards required by our BAFE auditors.
MCFP achieve CHAS AccreditationMCFP have always demonstrated strong levels of H&S standards in house and on clients premises. However this was clarified with our CHAS approval, which clearly demonstrates (with CHAS inspectors Third Party accreditation and approval), our strong commitment to H&S and environmental issues.
MCFP move into new HQ in Kidlington, Oxford
MCFP have moved into new premises in Kidlington.MCFP are very proud to have gained certification for Life Safety Fire Risk Assessment and to achieve BAFE SP205 certification. This SSAIB Third Party Certification provides benchmark recognition of MCFP’s capability in providing high quality Fire Risk Assessments. This demonstrates the companies passion to provide outstanding service throughout all of it’s divisions.
An increased level of scrutiny and assurance
We pride ourselves on achieving the highest level of accreditations within each of our divisions.At MCFP we put the clients first. The Construction Online Gold accreditation allows MCFP to reduce risk, increase efficiency, increase engagement and encourage a local supply chain for the buyer.
MCFP turns 20!
We pride ourselves on achieving the highest level of accreditations within each of our divisions.
MC Fire Protection has developed dramatically over 20 years. From selling fire extinguishers out the back of a van to providing a family run, fully accredited, one-stop-shop for fire safety across the south of England with offices in Oxford, London and Bristol.
MCFP Win the Active/passive Fire Project of the Year Award
MCFP's presence at the Fire and Security Excellence Awards 2021 didn't go unnoticed.We are proud to announce we won the Active/passive Fire Project of the Year award alongside Plumis at the Fire and Security Excellence Awards 2021 for a project for Swindon Borough Council.
Our Automist team installed a number of systems on behalf of Swindon Borough Council to increase their fire protection for residents with limited mobility by installing an innovative fire suppression system Automist.