Jay Lock and Steve Winter, two of the Director’s of Wight Fire & Security travelled to The Forest of Arden Hotel near Birmingham last weekend to attend the annual Independent Fire Engineering & Distributors Association (IFEDA) AGM and National Conference. The annual event brings together some of the leading fire extinguisher companies in the UK for a weekend of industry news and gossip together with updates on British Standards and the latest information relating to fire extinguishers, new innovations within the industry and related fire services. This year interesting talks and presentations were provided by Justin Hargreaves from Hilti who talked about their latest passive fire stopping products and Chris Auger from BAFE who discussed their third party accreditation schemes and their plans for the future.
The meeting was followed by a dinner with table top magic and casino. A few drinks were had and some useful new contacts were made capping a great weekend.