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ASFP strengthens its team with three new appointments

ASFP strengthens its team with three new appointments

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has expanded its team to further strengthen its member support. With its membership continuing to grow, the newly extended team will take forward new initiatives and develop a range of new technical and competency services.

Tariq Malik has joined the ASFP in the new role of Quality Assurance and Quality Manager. Tariq will be responsible for producing and managing a new umbrella quality mark scheme for ASFP members and further developing our Competency Pathway. He will also help to steer the Association through the ISO 9001 accreditation process and investigate the potential for additional certification schemes that will add value to ASFP and our members.

Tariq brings extensive experience of working in compliance and as a laboratory operations and quality manager. He also spent two years at TRADA Technology as a project co-ordinator.

Sadiyah Begum has been appointed as our new Technical Assistant, providing administrative and operational support to our existing technical and regulatory affairs officers. This new role forms part of the ASFP’s succession planning strategy and will develop further as Sadiyah’s skills and knowledge of passive fire protection grow.

Sadiyah has a Chemical Engineering degree, a Level 3 in Technology Entrepreneurship: Lab to Market and a foundation degree in Combined Engineering, the study of Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

Andy Tyrrell has been appointed as Training and Events Executive, providing maternity cover for Georgina Fennell. He is an accomplished Events Manager with a strong background in organising events ranging from award ceremonies, exhibitions, business-to-business meetings, networking forums, seminars, conferences and large-scale outdoors events. He previously worked for organisations including Brighton and Hove City Council, Silverstone Race Circuit and the International Wine Challenge.

Welcoming them to the ASFP team, ASFP Business Manager Mike Ward declared:

“We are thrilled to welcome Tariq, Sadiyah and Andy to the ASFP team. In these exciting new roles, they will be instrumental in developing new services to support our members. They each offer essential new skills that will be key to expanding the ASFP’s professional services and strengthening the Association’s reach and recognition throughout the construction sector.

“This latest expansion of the ASFP team ensures that the Association can continue to grow and build on its reputation as the go-to Association for passive fire protection advice, both now and in the future.”

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