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The Fire Safety Event

8 - 10 APRIL 2025

NEC, Birmingham


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Women In Industry Network

Empowering Women in the Industry: Cultivating a Supportive Community

Diversity and inclusivity are vital for the industry's growth, acknowledging the crucial importance of promoting gender diversity and inclusivity.

The Women in Industry network, part of The Safety & Security Series (comprising The Security Event, The Fire Safety Event, the Health & Safety Event, National Cyber Security Show, and The Workplace Event), is committed to recognising and actively supporting women across all sectors. Our goal is to nurture an environment that embraces diverse perspectives and expertise.

Discover empowering initiatives aimed at enhancing diversity and the pivotal role of allies in fostering an inclusive atmosphere. Show your commitment to championing diversity and celebrating women in the industry by claiming your free pass to attend this April and checking out what's on at the show.



panel discussion


Led by the dynamic Andrea White, Fire Engineer and Managing Director of AW Fire Ltd, join us for a dynamic and thought-provoking panel discussion from Women Talking Fire & Women in Fire Service.

This panel discussion is more than just an opportunity to hear from the professionals; it is a chance to be part of a larger conversation about diversity, inclusion, and the evolving landscape of fire safety management.

You do not want to miss out on this. Your presence will undoubtedly contribute to the richness of the conversation.





Networking Drinks


After a day filled with enriching discussions and valuable insights, we invite you to unwind and connect at the heart of the event – the Networking Café.

Women in Fire Safety Awards and Women in Fire Service will be hosting complimentary networking drinks. This is the place to exchange of ideas, experiences, and perspectives with like-minded individuals. Share your thoughts on the day's discussions, forge new connections, and be part of a supportive network that celebrates diversity and success in the field.

Join us to discuss important and topical issues, as well as raising a glass to your achievements - everyone's invited!



Women Talking Fire


Women Talking Fire is an independent women's networking and support group for the UK fire safety industry. 

Let's talk, listen and learn together so we can implement positive change.

Together we can achieve more. Together we are stronger.

To experience the transformative energy of Women Talking Fire, make sure to visit their stand at 5/A129 to connect, empowerment, and shared purpose.





Empowering Women in the industry: Building a supportive ecosystem

Day 1 at 15:00 - 16:00 The Main Stage | Networking Cafe

The Security Event Hall 5

Join us for an exclusive session with industry leaders sharing their experiences and strategies for championing women in the sector. Gain insights into navigating challenges, seizing opportunities, and spearheading initiatives to support women in the industry.

  • Marie Tyler, Global Customer Engagement
  • Leader & Diversity Chair - Honeywell
  • Tristan Norman, Group Event Director, Nineteen Group
  • Francesca Boeris, Managing Director - Comelit
  • Heidy Wiegel, Program Manager EMEA - Wesco Anixter
  • Satia Rai, CEO - International Professional Security Association (IPSA)
  • Arevika Stephanian - Director of Customer Experience at STM Group (UK) Ltd | ASIS UK Board Director for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


How inclusive is H&S and what can we do to improve?

Day 1 at 10:30 - 11:00 | The Knowledge Exchange

The Health & Safety Event Hall 4

Our panelists will consider the benefits that come from creating an inclusive workplace. We will explore how we can open up the world of work in the health and safety sector, how to establish what support is needed / challenges faced in our sector specifically and what H&S and HR teams can do to make things better.

  • Maria Anderson, Global Head of Health Safety and Wellbeing - Cambridge University Press & Assessment
  • Fiona Cattell, HR & Facilities Director - NEBOSH
  • Natalie Sherrborne, Product Development Manager - NEBOSH
  • Sharon Powell, Learning & Development Manager - NEBOSH

UNHINGED: the true challenge of inclusion strategy

Day 1 at  15:30 - 16:00 | The Workplace Leaders Summit
The Workplace Event Hall 3a

'Unhinged' isn't just a discussion; it's a catalyst for change, pushing boundaries and fostering a progressive dialogue that dares to reimagine a world unbound by stereotypes.

  • Andrew Hulbert, Vice Chair - Pareto FM
  • Simone Fenton-Jarvis, Group Director of Workplace Consultancy and Transformation - The Human-Centric Workplace
  • Emma Armstrong, Managing Director - Empro Business Group
  • Colin Kimber, Operations Director - Pareto FM
  • Louie-Mae Gibson, Estate Director / Chair of the Gender Equality Board - Knight Frank Promise


To find out more about the Women in Industry Network and the host of initiatives we will be undertaking, please fill in the form below.



championing gender diversity and inclusivity


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