Jonathan O'Neill awarded Life Time Achievement Award
13 November 2018
The Managing Director of the FPA was awarded by the Fire Industry Association (FIA) at its annual general meeting (AGM) last week.
This AGM saw ‘more than 300’ industry representatives attend, and the FIA said that it ‘provides the ideal opportunity to highlight the achievements of the association over the last year and signal our priorities for the future’. After chairman Ian Moore’s address, the FIA recognised Mr O’Neill’s ‘exceptional contribution’ to fire safety, with Mr Moore citing some of Mr O’Neill’s achievements in the sector.
He added: ‘I cannot think of anyone better connected within the fire industry than Jonathan – he has been consistent in his support for improving the resilience of the built environment and has provided educated and informed challenge where it is due both within the UK and internationally.’
The FIA also awarded Martin Harvey and David Murfitt with the honorary award, which signifies and FIA member’s ‘sustained commitment and outstanding volunteer contributions’ to the association. Both men were honoured for their ‘long term contribution that started before the formation of the FIA, back in the days of BFSPA [British Fire Services and Products Association] and FETA [Fire Extinguisher Trade Association]’.