Guardians of safety: SR Fire and Security

Established in 2018, SR Fire and Security has emerged as a leading provider of comprehensive fire protection and security solutions in the industry. 

At the heart of its achievements lies a steadfast commitment to a customer-centric approach. An unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional service has resulted in a substantial amount of repeat business, with the majority of its clientele being referred to them through word-of-mouth recommendations.

“We take pride in cultivating meaningful relationships with each and every client, regardless of their size or scale,” said Connor Rodgers, Managing Director. “We truly value and appreciate every customer who entrusts us with their fire and security needs.”

Over the years, SR Fire and Security, based in Newtownards, Co. Down has been associated with several notable projects and accomplishments that have significantly contributed to its reputation within the industry. The acquisition of prestigious accreditations, most notably NSI Gold (security) and BAFE (fire), stands out as significant achievements. “Gaining these certifications has put us on a level playing field with many of the companies I aspired to when starting out,” remarked Connor. 

He continued, “One of our proudest moments was being awarded the contract for NI Libraries, covering fire alarm systems, emergency lighting and extinguishers across 100 sites. We were also honoured to secure the contracts for prominent structures such as the Obel Tower, home of Allen & Ovary, the tallest building on the island of Ireland. Our enduring partnership with Boojum restaurants, which spans across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, stands as a testament to our ability to meet and manage the fire and security requirements of our clients.”

Another proud moment for the Newtownards firm was reaching the finalist stage in the Specialist Contractor category in Northern Ireland’s Electrical Awards 2023.

Even during challenging times, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, SR Fire and Security achieved significant milestones. “We welcomed Antrim and Newtownabbey Council as a client, which was a significant milestone in our journey,’ said Connor. “Additionally, we formed new partnerships with organisations such as Habinteg Housing and Goldsmiths, while continuing to nurture our longstanding relationship with McQuillans Companies.”

Remaining at the forefront of emerging trends and technologies in the fire protection and security sector is of paramount importance to SR Fire and Security, admitted Connor. “To accomplish this, we have fostered strong relationships with our suppliers, ensuring constant communication and engagement. Attending industry shows, exhibitions and manufacturing roadshows further enables us to stay ahead of the curve. Additionally, we regularly organise training sessions for our staff, with suppliers often conducting comprehensive workshops for our engineers. We actively participate in professional networks such as LinkedIn, facilitating the exchange of ideas and thoughts with industry peers.”

The ongoing training and certification of the SR Fire and Safety team plays a vital role in ensuring that the firm remains up-to-date with industry regulations and advancements. Regular audits by NSI ensure that its installations and administrative practices comply with the highest standards and adhere to evolving industry guidelines.

Expansion ahead

Looking ahead, SR Fire and Security is committed to expanding its services and reaching a broader client base. Connor added, “We recognise the need for exceptional talent, and this year our focus is on recruitment to support our continued growth. By selecting the right individuals for our team, we can maintain our superior standards. 

“We aim to expand our apprenticeship programme, empowering young minds and cultivating the industry leaders of tomorrow. We have an apprentice on board now, Josh, who is really excelling and showing some exceptional qualities.

“Collaboration with more electrical contractors will further enhance our relationships within the industry, fostering a network of trust and excellence.”

The recent approval by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has been instrumental in shaping SR Fire and Security’s position in the market. Connor remarked, “This endorsement has opened new doors, enabling us to compete in different markets and cater to a wider range of commercial projects. Our expanded capabilities have strengthened our ability to secure government contracts and establish ourselves alongside long-standing competitors. We have solidified our position in the market, a goal we relentlessly pursued since our inception.”

Envisioning the future of SR Fire and Security, Connor said the firm is driven to continue its growth trajectory, expanding their engineering resources.

“Our unwavering dedication to delivering excellence remains unchanged, and we are committed to bringing in repeat business while attracting new customers. We aim to broaden our client base and remain at the forefront of innovation and industry leadership, ensuring that SR Fire and Security continues to be synonymous with unmatched quality and trusted solutions.”

Testimonial: “What truly sets SR Fire and Security apart is their outstanding level of service. Their team of professionals is highly skilled, prompt and responsive. They have consistently gone above and beyond to address any concerns or enquiries we had, providing valuable guidance and support along the way. Their commitment to maintaining and servicing our systems has given us complete peace of mind.

“Working with SR Fire and Security has been a seamless experience. Their efficiency and ability to adapt to our specific needs have been commendable. 

I can confidently say that their fire and security solutions have been instrumental in safeguarding our property, employees and assets.

“I wholeheartedly recommend SR Fire and Security to anyone in need of reliable fire and security services. Their expertise, integrity, and exceptional customer service make them a trusted partner. It is with great pleasure that I continue to work with them, and I look forward to many more years of collaboration.” – Ronan McQuillan from McQuillan Companies.