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About Us

Who We Are

Welcome to Ember Compliance, the experts in Fire and Security Training and Auditing services for over 20 years. Our goal is to ensure that your business is fully compliant with national standards and regulations, while also improving the competence of your staff and technicians in the Fire and Security Industry.

What We Do

We offer a comprehensive end-to-end training service bringing engineers, designers and inspectors up to National Standards.

Our training will help you with competence towards the SP203-1 scheme and if you are currently certified for BAFE SP203-1 or are thinking of going for fire compliance then our training courses are for you.

We can also act as a Quality Manager to produce, drive and continually review your Quality
Management System. 

We also provide an internal auditing service that is specific to the fire and security industry, for companies that follow the ISO 9001 quality management standard.

In addition, to assist compliance with certification scheme requirements, we provide quality management systems & certification documentation products.

Meet Our Team


Simon Lawrence
Director / Principle trainer

Simon formed Ember Compliance in 2000 following many years working in senior positions in fire & security companies both in the UK and abroad.

He is a seasoned professional working mainly within the fire & security industry since 1985. Simon's roles have included Designer, Technical Manager, Projects Manager and Commercial Manager based in the UK for security and FD&FA companies and overseas with Architectural / Engineering companies on major blue chip construction projects.

With Ember Compliance, Simon is our principle trainer and has been providing training and independent quality management, technical and business support services with particular focus on Change Management and Accreditation Schemes (Fire/Security system schemes, BAFE SP203, BAFE SP201, BAFESP205, ISO 9001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 18001). Simon is also an experienced lead auditor working directly to clients for 3rd party Accreditation organisations in addition to providing training services for fire industry trade organisations.


Louise Brown
Director/Head of Auditing

Louise is responsible for the provision and delivery of all aspects of the Ember Compliance business. As an integral member of the company since 2014, she brings 15 years of experience as a fire & security manager with an electrical contracting company.

Successfully gaining and maintaining industry certification for a variety of businesses from electrical contractors to fire, security and data system providers. 

Outside work, Louise manages to fit running, snowboarding, holidays and music concerts around family commitments.


Sharon Lawrence
Director / Office Manager

Sharon has achieved a successful career in social care before joining Ember Compliance. She provides support with financial management, administration, personnel, and liaising with clients.

Outside work and family, hobbies include; swimming, walking, eating, watching films and walking her beloved dog ‘Summer’.

Mike Wilde BW

Mike Wilde
Lead Consultant

With 24 years in the Royal Navy and subsequent roles in communications and technical support, Mike is an experienced professional. He is our lead Consultant working with the team to deliver training and auditing. 

When not working, Mike enjoys supporting Carlisle United and exploring the Cumbrian fells with his dogs.


Elaine Scott
Administrative Assistant

Elaine, our dedicated Administration Assistant, handles training and screening admin along with various other tasks. With her organisational skills, she ensures the smooth and efficient operation of our training programs. Elaine is an invaluable asset, managing schedules and logistics to ensure seamless operations behind the scenes.

When not at work she enjoys walking, gardening,  spending time with family and friends and socialising.


Lisa Ashbury
Marketing Consultant

Lisa is responsible for all aspects of Marketing for the business. She brings with her over 25 years of marketing experience within the security industry. She has created our Brand, Social Media and Website strategies allowing us to expand into the digital marketing space. She is also responsible for creating our company collateral which we use for training and auditing.

Outside of work Lisa is a keen runner, mountain biker & kayaker and loves nothing better than being outdoors.

Interested in Learning More?

Download our company brochures to see how Ember Compliance could help meet your training & auditing needs.

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