Fire safety company makes three new hires despite uncertain climate

Covid-19 News | Employment & Skills | Manufacturing | South East

Despite the practical difficulties many organisations are having hiring new employees at the moment, an innovative British engineering company has made three new hires.

Plumis is committed to reducing the number of fire deaths and injuries in the home and has installed more than 10,000 of its Automist products, meeting a range of sector needs in both the UK and US.

Its recent recruitment drive follows a series of contract wins, including a rollout of Plumis’ system across nine sheltered housing schemes for Lambeth Council.

To further bolster the company’s client base, Plumis has hired Head of Business Development, Will Goodwin, who has over 20 years’ experience working in property and facilities management. For much of his career, Will has specialised in consulting social housing providers on behalf of Kier, Lovell and Orbis.

Jan Taranczuk, who joins the company as a housing strategic advisor, will ensure the company is in a position of strength, when business restrictions concerning coronavirus are lifted.

Having worked in the housing sector for more than 50 years, Jan is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, and a past chair of its London Regional Board. He is also a non-executive director of Green Life Buildings, as well as for the Boards of Plexus and Omega.

Commenting on his appointment, Jan said: “I have been advocating the use of targeted fire suppression based on specific risks for some time and I am pleased to be working with the Plumis team in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of their intelligent fire suppression system.”

Alison Towle who joined the company remotely, following the government’s lockdown announcement, will now head Plumis’ marketing. Having worked for a number of high-profile housing publications, Alison will use her sector expertise to raise the company’s profile among housing associations across the country.

On joining Plumis, she said: “At a time when many of us are reassessing what really matters, I’m delighted to be joining a company that is driven by improving fire safety and is helping to save lives and reduce injuries through its innovative watermist suppression system.”

Yusuf Muhammad and William Makant, co-founders of Plumis commented: “We’re thrilled we’ve been able to bring onboard such strong talent so soon after a number of important contract wins!

“Despite the current situation, fire safety will always be a priority for housing providers. Therefore, the knowledge and experience of our new colleagues will be invaluable as the company grows, and the skills they bring will help to progress our mission of saving more lives from fire.”

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