Neil is a Graduate of the Institute of Fire Engineers, (GIFireE), is a Member of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (MIFSM), holds Technician Grade of the Engineering Council (EngTech), holds registration number 0136 on the NAFRAR and is an Associate member of the Chartered Management Institute (ACMI).
Neil began his career as an industrial firefighter with ICI. Following restructuring and 22 years’ service, Neil moved to another industry Fire and Safety position and began to gain his professional qualifications.
Neil then spent five years as a Fire Risk Officer for Gloucestershire County Council before moving to a Fire & Safety Role at the University of the West of England (UWE)
As a local authority fire risk officer and at UWE, Neil had close liaison with Gloucestershire and Avon fire service fire safety officers and local crews that needed to undertake familiarisation visits.
Neil then joined the Fire Protection Association (FPA) at the Fire Service College where he led a team to achieve the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Gold award and BAFE SP205 accreditation for Life Safety Fire Risk Assessment.
In June 2014 Neil left to start his own Fire Safety consultancy and KeloScape Fire Consult was born.
He has been the awarded CFPA Europe Advanced Diploma in Fire Safety Management and continues to follow a professional development pathway by attending regular IFE mid-western branch events and other fire safety seminars and courses.
Neil is DBS (Enhanced) Certificated and also holds the NEBOSH General Certificate and BTEC Certificate in Management.