Simon led specialist, practices within some of the largest multi-discipline design businesses in the world and delivered fire safety solutions for a wide range of major projects all over the world. In 2016, Simon co-founded OFR Consultants with the aim of changing the way that fire engineering was delivered, seeking to ensure that every project could have access to the best technical skills, because he believes proper fire safety design is a right for all schemes, not a privilege to be bestowed upon the architecturally bold and complex. The net result of this is that Simon and the team at OFR now delivers fire safety solutions for a wide range of major and boutique projects all over the UK and around the world.
OFR has grown quickly and now has over 60 engineers, an exceptional and unique business offering. The OFR team invest heavily in research and knowledge sharing with the fire engineering and wider design community. As a business it is critical that process does not impinge on the core delivery activities of the team and that the business maintains flexibility to respond to the technical and commercial needs of clients which include some of the biggest businesses in the UK and from around the world.