In 1975, the Managing Director’s father Steve Best and John Landan,
Fire Officers for East Anglia Health Authority started the company
in a small way by providing fire extinguishers, as a favour to
enquiries from fire training sessions. Over time the company has
grown to a team of 15 staff providing fire safety advice and
maintaining fire safety equipment.
The location of the new premises
provides easy access for the company’s engineers who are mainly out
on site with customers and for anyone wishing to visit or to use the
in house training room. The move was staged in two phases; the
relatively straight forward office move first and then the workshops
a month later.
The move was also used as an
opportunity to give the corporate identity an overhaul to make it
more contemporary whilst retaining the heritage of the company by
keeping and improving the Torch symbol.
Commenting on the move, Managing
Director of Newflame, Steve Best said: “Looking back over the years
it seems like yesterday when I was out on the road servicing fire
equipment myself. Now fast forwarding to 2006, we are heading in a
whole new direction; an organised team going from strength to
strength. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those
involved and I am particularly indebted to my father for making it