A Fakenham-based company is celebrating gaining a coveted accreditation which recognises its high-quality services and expertise of its technical staff.
P4 Limited, in Wymans Way, prides itself in being the UK’s leading self-testing emergency lighting company and has become the first independent solely dedicated emergency lighting manufacturer to gain certification under the BAFE SP203-4 scheme.
At a special ceremony on Friday, MP for Broadland, Keith Simpson congratulated the company on its achievement and continuing business success. He said: ”Despite the challenging economic climate, P4 continues to expand its operations, designing and manufacturing new products as well as creating employment opportunities for the local economy and beyond. It is an excellent ambassador for the Broadland constituency, for Norfolk and for UK business in general.”
The BAFE (British Approvals for Fire Equipment) scheme was launched in 2011 to provide independent third-party confirmation that a supplier is competent to provide services such as design, commissioning and maintenance of an emergency lighting system.
To satisfy BAFE’s requirements for SP203-4 emergency lighting certification, P4 had to undergo a detailed assessment of the effectiveness of its quality management system and the competence of its technical staff.
Peter Warner, founder of P4 in 1989 – with the P in P4 standing for his first name – is now the company’s CEO. He said: “Compliance and total peace of mind for our loyal customer base has always been a bedrock of our business, and this latest achievement secures our position as a truly world-class provider of emergency lighting solutions.”
P4, which has a projected turnover in 2013 of more than £4.3 million and employs 35 people, also invited guests from the lighting and emergency services sectors, and showcased the new revolutionary FASTEL wireless self-testing emergency lighting system, the market leading M-web emergency lighting system, a range of stylish exit signage, a new suite of literature and recently appointed senior sales executives.
Mr Warner, whose son, Rob, is P4 managing director, moved the business from Bedfordshire to Fakenham in 2009, and has family links with north Norfolk, as his grandfather Robert Oliver Warner owned shops in Downham and Heacham selling groceries, furniture and antiques.