Fairfield At The Fire Industry Association’s FIM Expo

Members of the Fairfield team were delighted to be exhibiting at the Fire Industry Association’s FIM Expo in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.


FIM Expo Portsmouth was a remarkable success for Fairfield, joining over 160 delegates and top UK manufacturers. We participated by showcasing our range of flame-retardant batteries, including lead acid, lithium-ion batteries, and our smaller-cell Varta battery range. This pivotal event, held on the 7th March not only allowed us to present our batteries, but we also attended the valuable CPD-certified conferences held throughout the day.


As Fairfield took part in the Fire Industry Manufacturers (FIM) Expo in Portsmouth, we found ourselves amidst 25 exhibitors and over 160 delegates. This unique setting fostered not only networking opportunities with industry leaders but also a dedicated space for our customers to meet us and gain crucial insights into the latest advancements in battery technology.


This year’s expo, coupled with FIA conference meetings, added significant value to our time at the Expo, which we can now share with our customers. The conference, held alongside the exhibition, featured key speakers such as Iain Bowker, Director at Ensure Safety and Compliance, Stew Adamson, Deputy Chief Fire Officer at Hampshire and Isle of Wight FRS, and Robert Thilthorpe, Technical Manager at the FIA. 

The conference included engaging panel discussions with panellists such as Craig Halford, Managing Director at Jactone Products, and Andy Speake, National Technical Manager at Aico, who delved into lithium-ion battery fire issues. Another insightful discussion covered fire safety information, featuring Panellists David Murphy, Director at Imperium Fire Consultancy, Christiaan Wilde, Design Lead at KBS Maritime, and Philip Bristow, Head of Landlord Compliance at Abri Group. 


The presence of many local companies at the event, along with both new and familiar faces, underscores the FIM Expo’s significance as a regional exhibition. Fairfield is proud to have kicked off our 2024 events at FIM Expo Portsmouth, and we are excited about the industry’s enthusiastic reception.


Our heartfelt thanks go out to all who attended, with special gratitude to our customers who stopped at our stand to say hello. We look forward to continued collaboration with the FIA. If you would like to know more about our flame-retardant batteries contact us here or call us on 01825 722116.

Fire Industry Association's FIM Expo

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