London Build

London Build

London Build 2018

Ian Moore

Ian Moore

Chief Executive Officer, Fire Industry Association

Ian Moore started his career serving with the Royal Navy for 13 years (including 3 years as an officer in the Sultan of Oman’s Armed Forces). Degree level trained in electrical engineering and responsible for a number of high technology weapon systems on board several ships.
Upon leaving Ian started a career in the fire safety industry with Chubb Alarms as a system sales manager (all projects £50K+ for the South of England) and moved to Cerberus AG as Regional Manager for Taiwan. Whilst resident in Taiwan, Ian headed the ex-patriate business league (having spoken to Baroness Thatcher at length during her visit) in addition to lecturing at the State Fire and Police College on life safety systems.

In 1996 Ian transferred to Dubai as General Manager and successfully completed the designs of fire safety systems in some of the World’s largest and tallest buildings. He was hugely influential in raising the awareness of professional fire detection and alarm systems working closely with the UAE Civil Defence.

In 2000 Ian and his family moved back to UK to continue in the fire safety industry, receiving the DTI Millennium Award for Innovation for one of his solutions and the Queen’s Award for Innovation in 2013 for Video Smoke Detection (VSD). VSD technology is now World renowned and manufactured by many companies around the World.

Whilst serving successfully as Managing Director in a number of companies, Ian has been heavily involved with a number of trade associations, working groups etc. chairing many and is very well known, well decorated with awards for contributions to the fire and security industry including export. The most recent was as Managing Director of Elmdene International (Europe’s largest manufacturer of power supplies for the fire and security market) for 5 years.

After many years of experience working in security and fire safety, mostly at a senior level, Ian now sits at the pinnacle of the fire industry being the Chief Executive Office of the Fire Industry Association (FIA). The not-for-profit FIA now represents over 800 UK companies (the largest in Europe) and promotes professionalism of the Fire Safety industry to a number of Government departments including DIT, Home Office, All-Party Parliamentary Groups, MHCLG etc. In addition, he sits with numerous working groups within British and European Standards and frequently talks publicly on an array of subjects relevant to fire safety. During his time in the FIA, Ian has rapidly developed relationships with all key stakeholders and is very well known for his commitment to fire safety and his representation of the SME business community. This year he chaired the BSI annual fire conference and was voted as the “Most Influential Person in Fire Safety” by his peers.

In his life outside the fire industry, Ian is a serving Magistrate in Portsmouth, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for a children’s cancer charity (the Joe Glover Trust) and captain of Cams Hall Estate Golf Club.




What the UK's construction industry is saying about London Build..

  • It was our first time as an exhibitor and London Build Expo did not disappoint. It proved to be both exciting and productive. Looking forward to next year.
    Kash Ansari
    Marketing Manager, Nexans
  • Certainly the best Expo I’ve been to with regards to meeting the desired audience!
    Ryan Johnson
    Commercial Manager, Architectural Fabrications Limited
  • London Build 2018 was our first year as exhibitors & we thoroughly enjoyed it. The show had plenty of interaction and interest!
    Free Falcon
  • London Build is a busy and vibrant expo bringing together large to small players in architecture, interior design, building, construction and refurbishment. I would recommend it as both an exhibitor and as a visitor.
    Sarah Hodgkins
    Owner and Artist, Charlotte Designs
  • We attended as a visitor for the first time last year and were impressed enough to rebook for this year. The standard of visitors that came to the stand was really good and the variety of roles from MD’s to electricians was excellent and some meaningful conversations took place, we met people that we would not have been able to access during a normal working week. It was a well organised event, very easy for the exhibitor and a really good atmosphere throughout, I would recommend that anyone who visited with a view to taking stand space in 2019 should go for it.
    Tim Brown
    Technical and Specification Manager, Unitrunk
  • I would wholeheartedly recommend exhibiting at London Build.
    Adam Martin
    Area Sales Advisor, Indigo Industrial Supplies
  • We had a great time exhibiting at this year’s show. We met a real mix of individuals and companies, collected some valuable leads and found it an excellent platform to showcase our new fire safe building wrap material to the market.
    Brett Rigby
    Business Development Manager, Service Graphics​​​​​​​
  • London Build is THE construction show for London. A must attend
    Stuart Goddard
    Sales Director, The CPD Service
  • A very well organised exhibition. From the initial booking of our stand, design, social media coverage and logistics; London Build 2018 was a breeze to organise and exhibit at. The layout of the floorplan was very clear and enabled exhibitors to find stands they were interested in and engage with exhibitors. We certainly made a lot of new contacts and would recommend London Build!
    Suzie Davies
    Managing Director, Marquee Contracting Limited
  • The London Build Expo was a well organised and attended event. The quality of the speakers and the discussion was high and there was a progressive development of new products and materials on show.
    Mark Hopkins
    Associate Director - Project Management, The Portman Estate​​​​​​​
  • London Build Expo was a wonderful event. I particularly enjoyed the balance of like-minded professions and stimulating debate. There was never a moment without something of interest to see
    Chris Hildrey
    Architect, Director, Hildrey Studio​​​​​​​
  • London Build Expo was a great experience bringing together all facets of building construction and operation. Highly recommended!
    Richard McElligott
    Director, Future Decisions​​​​​​​