UPDATE: April 2021

The IFC Group and its associated companies have joined the Kiwa UK Group. Kiwa is a world leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification services (TIC), operating across a wide variety of markets and employing over 5,000 people worldwide.

Whilst the acquisition of IFC Group adds a new service line to Kiwa’s suite of services and further strengthens their existing fire safety capabilities both in the UK and abroad; IFC Group remain one of the most recognised authorities in the awareness, innovation and practical application across all aspects of Fire Safety. Contacts and all legal company entities remain the same.

The IFC Group is a specialist engineering consultancy delivering independent, honest and practical fire safety solutions to professionals across the built environment. Our sought after fire safety advice protects life, preserves property and safeguards business continuity.

0 +
Growing number of employees
Company divisions for fire safety
Number of office locations

IFC was established in 1985 to provide high quality and impartial technical expertise concerning fire safety. Since then our team of highly qualified Fire Engineers and Fire Safety Professionals have continued to deliver robust, innovative and cost-effective fire safety solutions, including Assessments, Designs and Inspections.

Our team comprises an experienced group of professional fire safety engineers and product specialists, with their expertise drawn from wide ranging sectors such as; The Fire Service, government scientific establishments, the manufacturing industry, Building Control, commercial fire testing labs and the construction sector. 

We are committed to the advancement of fire safety engineering and to this end are heavily involved in research and development projects as well as striving to improve Regulations, Guidance and standardisation of practices throughout the industry.

We have lent our expertise in; Engineering Assessments, Fire Testing, Computational Modelling, Fire Risk Assessments, Emergency Planning, Active System Designs, Expert Witness Testimony, Contract Management and Fire Protection Training, to developments of all sizes and complexities; from residential, education and healthcare structures to sporting venues, airports and iconic heritage buildings, such as historical royal palaces and stately homes.

Kiwa joins forces with the IFC Group

March 2021

IFC Group is pleased to announce the joining of forces with Kiwa Group. The acquisition of IFC adds a new service line to Kiwa’s existing TIC suite of services in the UK.

Kiwa are a world top 20 leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC). With certification, inspection, testing, training and technology services, Kiwa create trust in customers’ products, services, processes, (management) systems and employees.

Kiwa do so in a wide variety of markets segments, ranging from construction and energy supply to drinking water, healthcare, food, feed & farming. Areas of expertise include management systems, corporate social responsibility and lab testing, among many others. The group has clients in manufacturing and process industries, (business) services, public and private utilities, governments and international institutions.
Kiwa employs over 4,300 people in more than 100 offices in over 40 countries across the world, mainly in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Managing Director of IFC Group, Graham Wiles, says “The IFC Group is a long-established leading fire safety assurance and engineering organisation. Joining forces with such a strong, trusted, and progressive international business with compatible values, means we can develop the IFC Group’s service offerings to support existing and new customers, and allows us to expand our combined international operations. It really is an exciting time for the business”.

UK Chief Executive Paul Brown says the Kiwa UK Group has grown rapidly through organic growth and acquisition. “I am delighted to welcome the IFC Group team to Kiwa,” he continues. “IFC’s expertise and reputation in the marketplace complements our Kiwa service offering perfectly. The potential synergies from this joining of forces are many, as are the opportunities for innovation, growth and an expanding UK and international presence.”

To learn more about the Kiwa Group please visit their website


Our vision

Being the recognised authority in advancing the AWARENESS, INNOVATION and PRACTICAL APPLICATION of all aspects of Fire Safety, and in doing so contribute towards a safer built environment for everyone.

Our Mission

Bringing together the most knowledgeable and experienced people in Fire Safety, we look to provide INDEPENDENT, HONEST, ETHICAL and ACTIONABLE fire safety solutions, to ensure life safety, preserve property and safeguard business continuity.

Get in Touch
close slider
Please use this form to get in touch with us. If your enquiry is urgent please call +44 (0)1844 275500 and ask for someone in our team.
The information you provide will be stored and used by IFC Group for internal analysis purposes only and will not be passed onto any third parties. The information you provide is strictly for the purposes of helping IFC Group to assess and improve its services.
  • Drop files here or
    Max. file size: 32 MB.
      Please upload any documents you think will help us to provide an accurate quote. These can include drawings, scope or programmes.
    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
    Following some recent technical issues, Kiwa IFC phone lines are now fully restored.
    You can now contact us on +44 (0)1844 275500 or via email uk.firesafety@kiwa.com
    + +
    Scroll to Top