Our Founder

Peter Jackman

[MiFireE, IEng, FBEng, AIWSc]

Peter Jackman founded IFC in 1985 and his vision was to impart the wisdom and knowledge he had gained throughout his career and pass it on to the team around him. He cared passionately about ensuring life safety and strove to create a safer and better world around him.

Peter was a skilled engineer and his aptitude and expertise encompassed multiple disciplines across fire engineering. He had pioneered advancements in active and passive fire protection.

He was a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers, the Engineering Council and a Fellow of the Association of Building Engineers. Through his membership status and senior positions on various committees for the British Standards Institute he was able to influence and contribute to the co-authoring of standards and regulations for the advancement of the industry.

Peter’s groundbreaking engineering designs for buildings, means his fire standards and codes are still being used. The results of his work are still visible in many of his successfully designed and built structures, which continue to keep people safe.

Among his many achievements Peter was presented with the prestigious Peter Stone Award from the Chartered Association of Building Engineers, for his outstanding contribution to the Built Environment.

In 2014 Peter passed away and the leadership of IFC was taken over by the current Managing Director, Graham Wiles. The culture, ethos and legacy that Peter left behind still resonates in the people and the passion behind the work that is carried out at IFC to this day.

Following on from this distinguished heritage the latest generation of IFC employees are proud to continue Peter’s commitment and resolve to improve standards and methods of fire safety engineering.