Fire Design Solutions appoints new Group Marketing Manager

Fire Engineering specialist, Fire Design Solutions (FDS) has appointed Bijan Fard as Group Marketing Manager. Bijan will oversee all marketing activity across the group’s three brands, Fire Design Solutions, FDS Consult and Be Safe Direct.

Bijan brings with him a wealth of experience from previous marketing and communications strategy roles within the construction industry, including developing effective communication and audience engagement with M&E contractors, architects and developers.

He joins FDS from an International Marketing role at Polypipe, where he was responsible for overseeing the marketing strategy across a number of international markets whilst also supporting the global sales teams and distribution network. As a company that specialises in the design and manufacture of a wide range of complex systems, Bijan’s experience at Polypipe has provided a solid foundation for his new role at FDS.

In his position as Group Marketing Manager at FDS, Bijan is responsible for developing a strategic plan in line with the company’s ambitions for nationwide growth. This includes helping to develop new relationships and strengthen long-term partnerships with a re-energised communications approach.

Commenting on his decision to join FDS, Bijan said:

“Fire Design Solutions is currently going through an exciting period of change – it’s a fantastic time to join the team. The company’s ambitious plan to build on decades of knowledge and specialism truly resonates with me. I am relishing the chance to apply my experience to support FDS in its upward trajectory.

“FDS takes pride in its universally high standards, from safety and building regulations compliance through to the consideration of its clients’ commercial objectives. I am so pleased to be able to contribute to an organisation that values its customers in this way, both as a member of the group marketing department and of the FDS team as a whole.”

As Fire Design Solutions continues to expand its offering and scope, we’re also bringing top new talent into the team to support this growth.

The latest of these hires is contract manager Keven Truelove, who brings more than 30 years of experience to the role.

Keven has a long history of working in project, program and contracts manager roles, including positions at Bouygues, Chubb Electronic Security, General Dynamics (UK) and Fujitsu Services, and his work has taken him as far afield as Asia and the Middle-East.

His appointment at FDS sees Keven returning to his roots, as his first job after college was in the fire safety industry, when he worked as a Junior Test Engineer for a local fire alarm control panel manufacturer.

In his new role Keven will be supporting the business by reviewing contracts, managing them as they progress and supporting project managers. This will help our customers’ projects run even more efficiently by allowing the rapid identification and correction of any issues.

Keven will also work to see the implementation of new processes as FDS expands, supporting the company’s impressive and ambitious growth plan.

Speaking on his appointment, Keven said:

“After meeting with Nick [Waterfield, Managing Director at FDS] and the rest of the team, it was a natural fit for me.

“FDS is a fantastic company, and I look forward to working with the passionate and knowledgeable team here to provide best-in-class solutions and services for our customers.”

All of us here at FDS are happy to welcome Keven to the team, and we look forward to working with him closely as the company continues to grow.