Broadcasting legend opens firm’s new premises

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Broadcasting legend Sir Trevor McDonald was special guest at the opening of  Legionella and Fire Safety’s new HQ in Lichfield.

The renowned news and documentary presenter joined the Mayor of Lichfield, Cllr Robert Yardley and Mayoress, Cllr Jayne Marks, in visiting the new headquarters at Britannia House in Britannia Way following the company’s recent move from Rugeley.

The company provides legionella compliance and passive fire protection services across the UK and saw its revenue more than double between 2018 and 2020 from £1.1m to £2.6m.

This year it is projected to turnover £4.2m.

Sir Trevor said: “It is a great, great pleasure to be here in the presence of the Mayor and Mayoress of Lichfield and the people responsible for this enterprise.

“It is due, in particular to Kym Darby (business manager at Legionella and Fire Safe Services) who I worked with some years ago.

“It was Kym who invited me here for this occasion.”

Steve Morris, managing director of Legionella and Fire Safe Services, said that the business invested in fire protection services following the Grenfell disaster in London.

Jobs have been created and the company now has 42 staff.

“It has been a remarkable journey,” said Morris.

“I can have the best idea for this business but without the team here it means nothing.

“The success of the company is down to each and every one of the people in this building,” he added.

Legionella and Fire Safe Services has returned to its roots in Lichfield. The company had outgrown its previous premises at Lea Hall Enterprise Park, Wheelhouse Road in Rugeley.