UK Enterprise Awards 2021

244 | UK Enterprise Awards 2021 Passive Fire Protection Experts of the Year 2021 Having provided fireproofing solutions for several decades, it’s safe to say that CLM Fireproofing knows it stuff! We speak to Founder of the firm, Clive Miles, about the company’s main areas of focus and how it strives to always ensure the customer comes first. Founded 30 years ago, CLM Fireproofing is an expert in passive fire protection and firestopping, delivering the highest standards of service, and priding itself on its technical skills and innovative spirit. CLM’s values of client focus and value; compliance first; creating opportunity and taking pride in its work are integral to its service mission. “By adhering to its values, our team can be confident that their work is of a consistent, exemplary standard. Moreover, the company’s values enable it to pursue continual improvement, making processes simpler and more affordable without sacrificing quality,” says Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Clive Miles. “We are committed to upholding the highest standards of passive fire protection to clients, stakeholders, and residents across the UK. We achieve this by prioritising quality, compliance, and innovation in everything we do.” CLM recognises the crucial importance and what it believes to be its obligation as a competent contractor, to technically support all clients, from the early design stages, right the way through to project completion. With an extensive client base working with Tier 1 Contractors and both the private and public sectors, the large and dedicated team of specialist installers have experience working across a multitude of sectors including housing associations, social housing/ care homes, education, healthcare, aviation, industrial, hotels and with house builders. “Our proactive initiative raises awareness of all stakeholders involved and encourages knowledge share. This subsequently enables compliant fire-stopping achieving tested and cost- effective solutions,” Clive continues. CLM Fireproofing has acted as a trusted third- party installer on a variety of major projects, working on some of London’s most iconic buildings, including The Shard and Battersea Power Station. It is experienced in collaborating with site teams, helping to bring fire protection projects to full compliance. The team of experts have demonstrable experience managing major commercial projects as well as those on a smaller-scale and understand the unique requirements of both commercial and residential fire protection, and Clive continues to elaborate on how the committed and hardworking staff base truly is the backbone of the company. “CLM is a firm champion of every person on our team,” he says. “We endeavour to provide our staff with new and exciting opportunities to develop their skills. Anyone has the potential to succeed, as long as they have a can-do attitude and are committed to delivering service of superior quality.” In the fast-developing world, fireproofing on projects has become very high profile. Since the Grenfell fire and subsequent Hackitt report, there has been huge scrutiny on the fire safety industry and how fire safety is dealt with by developers, property owners, construction companies and installers. The legislation that governs the fire safety industry is also under scrutiny and something that was once considered a minor package within a construction project, is now a serious life safety issue. “Our clients recognise that to deliver fully compliant fire safety solutions on a project, they must revise how fire proofing is procured and select a strategic fire proofing partner to deliver an enhanced and compliant service for their clients,” says Clive. “A partner that is involved with an early engagement on the project and undertakes all fire proofing works to provide a single point of responsibility.” At the start of 2021, CLM expanded its service offering and now also specialises in the inspection, repair, maintenance and installation of fire doors. Working across a variety of sectors, the firm has employed a specialist team of FIRAS-certified fire door installers who work swiftly and professionally to ensure fire doors are fully compliant to the latest regulations. Recently, CLM was awarded the title of Passive Fire Protection Experts of the Year 2021, something of which Clive and the team are unduly proud of and is testament to all the hard work and dedication. “At CLM Fireproofing, we are committed to raising standards on industry best practice. We are also passionate about safeguarding people living in social housing and care home residents. There is a growing need for residents post- Grenfell to feel safe and secure in the event of a fire. This has culminated in CLM Fireproofing launching a specialist remedial division to bring social accommodation up to fully-compliant fire protection standards.” Contact: Company: CLM Fireproofing Ltd Web Address: Jun21128