12 November 2021

The 2021 Fire Industry Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) and lunch this year returned to its usual format, once again being one of the top industry events of the year. This year’s event took place at The Brewery, a beautiful venue in central London and the AGM lunch brought together more than 480 industry leaders making it our largest to date.

This gave our guests the perfect opportunity to network with influential figures in our industry as well as catch up and socialise with industry colleagues and meet potential customers.

Members had the opportunity to hear about the FIA’s performance as well as key projects we have been working on over the last year. In addition to this, members and had the opportunity to ask questions relating to key elements of the Association’s work.

The lunch this year was delightful, a full three-course meal accompanied by the choice of red or white wine. This year’s menu was handpicked by members of the FIA team to ensure our guests had a wonderful dining experience. 

Following the delicious three-course lunch the FIA Chairman, Martin Watson, recognised the FIA’s exceptional contribution to the fire safety industry. FIA CEO, Ian Moore, then presented our most prestigious award – ‘The FIA Lifetime Achievement Award’, Derek Gotts being the worthy winner. As he collected his award, FIA CEO, Ian Moore cited some of Derek’s achievements over his incredibly successful career in the fire industry. Once again, huge congratulations to Derek!


Rhys James provided this year's after-dinner entertainment. The accomplished comedian took centre stage to delight and amuse with his wit and enthusiasm. He brought many laughs and enhanced the terrific atmosphere.

The 2021 FIA AGM & Lunch was brought to the members in association with the industry-leading FIREX International, the world's leading fire safety exhibition.

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