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Plumis makes three new hires in face of uncertain business climate

28 April 2020

DESPITE THE practical difficulties many organisations are experiencing just now when it comes to hiring new employees, the British engineering company Plumis has bucked the trend and made three new hires.

As a business, Plumis is wholly committed to reducing the number of fire deaths and injuries and has installed more than 10,000 of its Automist products to meet a range of vertical sector needs both here in the UK and across the US.

The company's recent recruitment drive follows a series of contract wins, including the roll-out of Plumis’ system across nine sheltered housing schemes for client Lambeth Council.

To further bolster the company’s client base, Plumis has hired head of business development Will Goodwin, who boasts over 20 years’ experience of working in property and facilities management. For much of his career, Goodwin 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 that the company is in a position of strength when business restrictions concerning the Coronavirus are eventually lifted. Having worked in the housing sector for more than 50 years, Taranczuk is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and a past chair of its London Regional Board. He's also a non-executive director of Green Life Buildings, as well as for the Boards of Plexus and Omega.

Commenting on his appointment, Taranczuk said: “I've been advocating the use of targeted fire suppression based on specific risks for some time now and I'm pleased to be working with the Plumis team in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the company's intelligent fire suppression system.”

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

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

Commenting on the new hires, Yusuf Muhammad and William Makant (the co-founders of Plumis) commented: “We’re thrilled that we’ve been able to bring on board 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. The skills they bring will help to progress our mission of saving more lives from the dangers caused by fire.”