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Trio of new appointments expands ASFP team for 2023

16 January 2023

THE ASSOCIATION for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has expanded its team in a bid to further strengthen the support available to members. With the ASFP’s membership continuing to grow, the extended team will take forward new initiatives and develop a range of technical and competency services.

The new appointees are quality assurance and quality manager Tariq Malik, Sadiyah Begum (technical assistant) and Andy Tyrrell, who takes on the role of training and events executive.

Malik will be responsible for producing and managing a new umbrella quality mark scheme for ASFP members and further developing the 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 the ASFP and for its members.

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

Sadiyah Begum is going to provide administrative and operational support for the Association’s existing technical and regulatory affairs officers. This new role forms part of the ASFP’s succession planning strategy and will develop further as Begum’s skills and knowledge of passive fire protection increase.

Begum holds a degree in Chemical Engineering in addition to a Level 3 in Technology Entrepreneurship: Lab to Market and a foundation degree in the subject of Combined Engineering (ie the study of Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Electrical Engineering).

Strong background

In his new role, Andy Tyrrell will provide maternity cover for Georgina Fennell. He’s an accomplished events manager with a strong background in organising events ranging from award ceremonies, exhibitions, business-to-business meetings and networking forums through to seminars, conferences and large-scale outdoor events.

Previously, Tyrrell has worked for organisations including Brighton and Hove City Council, the company that operates the Silverstone racing circuit and also the International Wine Challenge.

Welcoming these new recruits to the ASFP team, 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.”

Ward went on to state: “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 into the future.”

*For further information on the ASFP and general advice on all issues pertaining to passive fire protection advice, visit the Association’s website at www.asfp.org.uk