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Building Magazine lists OFR as one of the UK’s top consultants

OFR Consultants has ranked in Building Magazine’s annual ranking of the top consultants in the UK’s construction sector. The company features in the top 150 practices in the country; the listings also show that OFR is the only specialist fire engineer to appear in the Top 50 Engineers list.

Sam Liptrott


Accreditation Awards News

OFR ranked as one of the UK’s best companies to work for

OFR Consultants has been named in a list of the Best Companies to Work for 2022. The company ranked highly in the lists, earning a place in the top 10 Best Consultancies to work for. OFR was also ranked 41st in the UK-wide overall companies category - making it one of the best businesses to work for in the country.

Lucy Kirkup

HR Director

Industry News Recruitment

Learning at Work Week: Molly Jordan

This week our team has joined businesses up and down the country to highlight the impact of a positive learning and development culture for Learning at Work Week. In our final article we talk to Finance Assistant Apprentice, Molly Jordan who explains why continued learning in her role has developed both her personal and professional skills…

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Learning at Work Week: Mike Spearpoint and Danny Hopkin

It's Learning at Work Week and in a series of articles we're talking to our team members about the importance of continuous learning. Here, our Research Leader Mike Spearpoint and Director Danny Hopkin share their thoughts on the learning opportunities available and how they benefit both team members and the business to continually push to improve and innovate our service offering.

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Learning at Work Week: John Harkin

Like businesses up and down the country we're celebrating Learning at Work Week - acknowledging the impact of a positive learning and development culture. In a series of articles in the coming days, we talk to some of our team members about why continual learning has been important to them - starting with Principal Fire Engineer John Harkin.

News Recruitment

We’ve moved into offices across the South – supporting our team growth

OFR Consultants has made changes in its regional offices to accommodate growth in the south of the country; HR director Lucy Kirkup says "it is imperative that our physical workspaces reflect our values, with brilliantly designed, easy-to-access offices in which our people feel comfortable and happy."  

Lucy Kirkup

HR Director


My Whole Self Day: “We’re more than our job title”

Our OFR colleagues have spent some time this week answering the question ‘How would you introduce yourself without using your job title?’ The question was motivated by our involvement in the campaign ‘My Whole Self’ which aims to highlight workplace culture change, which culminates on 12th March for My Whole Self Day. Here our colleague Sam Bryant tells us more.

Industry Recruitment Social value

International Womens Day: “We’re creating an environment in which everyone can flourish”

It’s International Women’s Day, a celebration of women’s achievements and a day that flies the flag for creating a better, more inclusive world. At OFR, we strive to embody these values by fostering an environment where everyone has the opportunity to shine. Here, our People Director, Lucy Kirkup, shares her perspectives.

Lucy Kirkup

HR Director

News Recruitment

National Careers Week: Colleague development is at the heart of OFR’s culture

As we conclude our careers week celebrations here at OFR, today we meet our colleague, Sam Bryant. A talented fire engineer based out of our Edinburgh office, here Sam tells us more about how she first fell in love with engineering, what her day-to-day role entails and about the fabulous people she works with who ensure her spark remains ignited…  

Sam Bryant

Graduate Fire Engineer

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National Careers Week: “I’m really looking forward to what the future holds”

Within OFR, I am committed to leveraging my experience to mentor the next generation. The wealth of talent within our organisation, including remarkable graduates, fuels my enthusiasm for the future. As we embark on this journey, I am thrilled to be part of OFR's evolution and to contribute to the ongoing progress of our industry as a whole.

Christine Leigh

Principal Fire Engineer

News Recruitment

National Careers Week: “We’re constantly given the opportunity to better ourselves”

At OFR, we're dedicated to investing in the future, whether it's through cutting-edge technologies, ground-breaking innovations or, as highlighted in this article, our exceptional team members. With a stellar line-up of engineers who are among the finest in their field, we recognise the importance of continuously nurturing their talents. It's our commitment to empower them to reach their fullest potential every single day. Now, as we celebrate National Careers Week, we're thrilled to introduce you to some of our colleagues - starting today with Lutfi Ramadhan.

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OFR welcomes four new colleagues in London and Manchester

Leading fire engineering consultancy OFR has appointed four new colleagues across its London and Manchester offices. The new appointments come on the back of a period of rapid growth for the company which now boasts a national wide headcount of 129.

Stewart Dabin

Design Director

News Recruitment

We’ve appointed four new board directors – and more great new OFR colleagues

We've announced the appointment of four colleagues to its board, news which comes amidst a spate of colleague announcements. Stewart Dabin, Dr Danny Hopkin, Jack Wilshaw and Richard Rankin each join the board as directors.

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Our 2024 graduate intake programme is live

Our OFR colleagues have been out and about touring universities across the UK this month, telling graduates about our intake programme for 2024. Here, our colleague Karen Hugh tells us more

Karen Hugh

Practice Director

Awards News Recruitment

Sam Bryant wins coveted SFPE UK Award

OFR Consultants colleague and Fire Engineer Sam Bryant has won a coveted award from the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). The annual awards programme celebrates individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the profession.

Sam Bryant

Graduate Fire Engineer

Recruitment Social value

Even better days – more OFR colleagues support good causes

Colleagues in Scotland supported The Conservation Volunteers (TVC) this week – a charity organising and managing conservation projects all over the UK. In this article, our colleague Lewis Strachan tells us more about supporting the organisation at a site in Glasgow as part of our Better Days offering.

Lewis Strachan

Graduate Fire Engineer

Accreditation Industry Recruitment

Investing in people to create safe and sustainable buildings

Competency has always been important in the construction industry and in this new article, our colleague Steven Ferreira – who along with colleagues James Daniels and Ahmed Maani recently completed his Chartership – talks about the importance of professional qualifications, and the mechanisms in place at OFR as we support colleagues through their academic endeavours.

Expert Industry Recruitment

Helping our colleagues through the OFR Technical Institute: Part 3

We are always looking for new and innovative ways in which we can support our team with personal and professional development. The OFR Technical Institute was set up to offer bespoke training and has helped many colleagues since to develop their knowledge and skills. Here – in the last of this week’s blog series on the Institute – our colleague associate director, Tom Bentley tells us more….

Tom Bentley

Associate Director