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Our Experts

FIRA's Technical Experts

Suzie Radcliffe-Hart, Technical Manager

Suzie has returned to FIRA as Technical Manager after a period of over 22 years in which time she has gained further experience in testing, product development, risk assessment and quality focussing on a wide range of nursery and childcare items which is now considered her specialist area . (Full profile)


Stuart Cochrane, Sustainability Consultant

Stuart’s role as a Sustainability Consultant requires broad expertise as he leads industry through the rapidly evolving Circular Economy.

He is not only responsible for research and development but will also ensure that FIRA International’s work relating to Club Green and the Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP) is delivered to the highest standards in support of our sector. (Full profile)


Bruce Lovell, Engineering Consultant

Bruce has been with FIRA International since 2007 and has extensive experience of engineering and consultancy in various disciplines that include Environmental and Quality Management. (Full profile)

Paul Vaughan, Furniture Technologist

Paul joins FIRA with existing structural, fire resistance and chemical analysis experience in testing, legislation, and CE marking of materials, components and products. In addition he has experience in EU procurement and specifications . (Full profile)