Chubb Fire in high spirits with Spirit Group

May 23, 2007

England

Chubb Fire has been awarded the fire alarm contract for 616 new sites for Spirit Group, the managed division of Punch Taverns, the UK’s leading pub company with over 8,400 pubs nationwide.

Spirit Group has been working with Chubb Fire for many years. Following the takeover of Scottish and Newcastle Retail Ltd, bringing the Spirit Group’s total number of sites to 1100, a rationalisation of suppliers was inevitable and, due to the shared ethos of customer service and delivery, Spirit Group chose to roll out Chubb’s fire and safety provision across all sites.

Catherine Lund, Commodity Manager, Supplies and Services, at the Spirit Group explains: “Following the purchase of the Scottish and Newcastle estate, we became aware that they had a mixture of suppliers and so we were keen to consolidate them in order to decrease supply chain numbers, reduce costs and improve service to the pubs.

“Chubb is a partner for Spirit, and its customer service and support to our business has been consistent since the start. Spirit's Risk Management team are very happy with the level of service provided and reassured that our business is protected through the contracts.”

Spirit Group has a standard specification for fire alarm and fire extinguisher equipment, which Chubb adheres to.

Suzanne Donovan, Marketing and Communications Director of Chubb Fire, comments: “We are very established in the leisure and hospitality industry. We are delighted to be working for the Spirit Group and look forward to the relationship developing as time goes on.”

Chubb Fire is an acknowledged specialist in all areas of fire safety, from fire alarm systems installation and maintenance through to fire risk assessment and fire safety training. Most recently it launched a new Prospectus to help make life easier for businesses looking to understand their current and future fire responsibilities.

The prospectus clarifies the regulatory reforms, and the Fire Safety Order (FSO), which came into effect in 2006, consolidating over 100 pieces of fire legislation. Since every business has to carry out a fire risk assessment and take a proactive approach to minimise the risk and spread of fire, the document highlights the numerous solutions available to business to meet these requirements.

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