The FIA are proud to announce the official opening event for our new Northwich facility! 

17 July 2023

We can’t wait to show off our new state-of-the-art centre of excellence to our members and guests. The FIA has long had a hub in the south with our Hampton office. The opening of our Northwich facility provides the industry with a national centre of excellence, specifically focussed on fire safety, whilst also providing a northern hub for training, events and our members to utilise.  

Our opening event will show off everything the FIA Northwich has to offer. Here’s a little more about the event:  

Date: 13th September 2023 

Time: 12:00 – 15:00 

Location: FIA Northwich, 42-44 Station Rd, Northwich CW9 5RB 


13th September – Official Opening Event 


Event Item  

12:00 – 13:00 

Guests arrive, network, welcome drink, buffet lunch 

13:00 – 14:00 


Introduction by Sir Ken Knight 

FIA CEO Ian Moore:  

  • Addresses the current state of the UK fire industry  

  • Explains how FIA Northwich will enhance opportunities to raise the bar of professionalism across the fire safety industry  

14:00 – 14:15 

Ribbon cutting ceremony  

14:15 – 15:00 

Building Tours delivered by FIA staff 


What Attendees can expect: 

Networking – network with influential figures in the fire industry, enjoy a welcome drink and buffet lunch with us and converse with some of the industry’s best. 

Learn more about FIA Northwich – hear from the FIA about the aims of Northwich as a centre of excellence for our industry-leading training as well as acting as our northern hub for our members in the region.  

Tour of FIA Northwich – See everything FIA Northwich has to offer, FIA staff will guide guests around the building, see live demos in our state-of-the-art workshop as well as explore our training rooms, the board room, and examples of our member's fire alarm products.  

Be part of the official opening – witness the ribbon cutting and official opening of FIA Northwich  

Who will be there: 

  • FIA Members representatives 

  • Fire and Rescue Service 

  • National Fire Chiefs Council 

  • DIT – UKDSE (Mike Dayson) 

  • Govt Officials (Local & National) 

  • And other VIPs 


Please note, tickets are limited to two representatives per FIA Member company. Please register your attendance at the FIA Northwich Opening Event by clicking the link here.