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Supporting the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity

We are proud to be cheering on our colleague Alan Curran - London technical director - who will use his OFR Better Days allowance to embark on a gruelling 210 mile cycle ride from Leitrim to Killarney in just three days! 

Alan Curran

Technical Director

Expert Industry

Global thinking, local application

Our OFR projects span the whole globe, with projects from the UK to Antarctica, Africa, the Middle East and many places in between. Here, our colleague Rich Rankin explains how we uphold our international knowledge, ensuring that we can meet local regulation, no matter the market we are working in.

Richard Rankin

Design Director

Expert Industry

Meta checks in at King’s Cross Hub

The end of March saw the Royal opening of global tech giant, Meta’s incredible new space at Kings Cross – a project officially opened by HRH The Prince of Wales and The...

Matthew Arnott

Senior Fire Engineer

Expert Industry

Fire and Smoke Modelling Lecture: giving back to academic community

Members of our team were invited to share their industry knowledge, experience and insight at a lecture at the University of Edinburgh last week. Former student and OFR colleague, Ieuan Rickard along with Andrew...

Ieuan Rickard

Senior Fire Engineer


Helping the Mayor of London and GLA move into their new home

The Mayor of London’s much anticipated move to London’s Royal Docks completed just over a week ago thanks to support from OFR colleagues in London, with a stellar team that comprised Project Director...

Amir Karim

Principal Fire Engineer

Expert Industry

Conversations Series 1: Modern Design Methods for External Fire Spread

Welcome to our Conversations Series. As an important part of encouraging our graduates and engineers to undertake internal research and develop concepts for new ideas, they present and discuss their insights and personal observations...

Jamie Crum

Fire Engineer


Top marks for our latest project in Oxford

This is the completed Levine Building – a substantial new development set in the heart of Trinity College’s historic site in central Oxford. Working alongside my OFR colleagues in London, I was...

Amir Karim

Principal Fire Engineer


Helping our graduates springboard their careers

We’re nothing without our people. Our fast-growing team of engineers are at the top of their game, and it’s my job to help us maintain a brilliant working environment in which everyone...

Lucy Kirkup

HR Director


Helping SMES thrive in this new enterprise zone

My colleagues and I in the OFR Leeds team have just completed work on an exciting project in Goole, East Riding. The Goole Business Centre and Innovation Hub is a brand-new venue in...

Laura Smith

Principal Fire Engineer

Timber & Sustainability

Filling the knowledge gap and helping developers create sustainable timber buildings

As the one of the UK’s premier fire engineering experts, our founder Sam Liptrott was this week called to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee to give written and verbal evidence as part of the sustainability of the built environment enquiry.

Sam Liptrott


Expert Industry

An updated look for our growing brand

This week saw us unveil a refreshed brand and a new website, with a new aesthetic that helps reflect our growing business. Here, our founder Simon Lay talks us through our company’s journey, and our updated look.

Simon Lay



Become an important part of our future

We are once again opening up our graduate recruitment applications – and we welcome you to jump onboard! Whether you are in Scotland, the North West, The South West or London we have many opportunities for new graduates to begin your career in one of the sector’s most dynamic fields.

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Our Technical Director has co-edited a new book

Our OFR team are experts in fire engineering, committed to delivering pre-eminent expertise to protect people, property and the environment; today our colleague and technical director Dr Danny Hopkin has further cemented our position in the industry, co-editing a newly released book, whilst co-authoring several chapters.  

Danny Hopkin

Technical Director


Fire Engineer Sam flies the flag for women in STEM with national award win

An Edinburgh-based fire engineer has been awarded a major national award this month, beating competition from across the UK.

Sam Bryant

Graduate Fire Engineer