Pat Scott-Youldon
Principal Fire


Jan has a wealth of experience in the construction industry having administered scaffolding and construction companies since her thirties (about fifteen years ago apparently). Jan qualified as a book keeper with the AAT before initially managing the customer accounts for a scaffolding firm then went onto looking after the accounts for a number of local building firms. More than a bookkeeper, Jan has accrued a wealth of knowledge over the years, dealing with companies that work with buildings and gaining important experience, knowing how customers needs are best met. When not looking after the boys, Jan spends her spare time in the garden with her family and still enjoys listening to Dr Hook.

Dex joined the Fire Service in 1997 as a Fire-fighter and first worked as a Fire Safety Officer in 2003. After that he joined the Training Department designing development programmes for Firefighters. Following a spell working in Health and Safety and managing Fire Stations he returned to work as a Fire Safety Officer. Dex got frustrated with enforcement and looked at how to help businesses comply with the legislation. He organised seminars for entire business sectors and worked with other agencies. Dex also set up a local forum, upskilling local Fire Consultants. Dex is known for his technical competence and has a reputation for finding pragmatic solutions to problems. He’s also a typical Scorpio.

Jan Allen
Client Account


Pat first joined the Fire Service as a Fire-fighter and has over 34 years’ experience with fire safety. He took a post as a Fire Safety Officer and also undertook fire investigations. Pat qualified in 1995 as a Fire Engineer, then went on to become the Head of Fire Safety for East Sussex. Since leaving the Fire Service in 2011 Pat has gained a wealth of experience in carrying out Fire Strategies, Fire Risk Assessments, Fire Engineering and Fire Safety Management Reviews on a number of significant projects and buildings of national importance. Pat works with a great passion and sense of integrity. Importantly, he enjoys good coffee and when not working likes to relax with his dogs.

Gary Ferrand
Principal Fire


Dex Allen
Managing Director

Gary joined the Fire Service in 1988 as a Fire-fighter and became a Fire Safety Officer in 1992. Since then he has gained a wealth of experience locally and nationally. He has led and developed fire safety strategy Nationally, eventually becoming Chair of the National Business Safety Group for the Chief Fire Officers Association and the National Lead Officer for Fire Safety. He has also sat on the board of the Fire Sector Federation and currently sits on the Building Regulations Advisory Committee, advising Government on Fire Safety in Building Regulations.
In 2014 the Fire Minister presented Gary with an award, recognising his National contribution to fire safety. On top of all that he’s a really nice guy.

We value the experience and expertise of our team and we know our clients do too. Here’s a little about the fire professionals that put us ahead of the competition, enable us to justify the trust of our clients and work with a combination of complete confidence and great integrity.