Our people are at the core of the Sharpfibre business. Sharpfibre has built an enviable team of highly motivated, professional people who are encouraged and supported to be the very best in our industry. They have the experience, knowledge and management capability to match the highest expectation and demands of our clients.
Many of our employees have been with Sharpfibre since our beginning, providing a wealth of knowledge and experience. Our graduate training scheme and ongoing recruitment programme ensures a constant injection of fresh thinking and innovation providing the perfect combination for handling the most complex requirements.
Paul HarveyFinancial Director
Paul, along with Andrew Sutters founded the company in 1987. Originally from a sales and marketing background, Paul has over 30 years experience in finance and accountancy. His client focus, commercial knowledge and leadership skills have contributed significantly to Sharpfibre’s growth and financial stability, over the past 25 years.
As well as financial management, Paul is also the Director responsible for Health & Safety throughout the company.
David HarperTechnical Director
I have been working in the construction industry in the early 1980’s before joining Rockwool in 1990 and entering the world of fire protection. Since then a spell at Cryotherm and latterly Grace helped me to learn the industry, product standards and regulatory requirements before joining Sharpfibre in 2000 as Technical Director. Having been privileged to sit on the ASFP council for 21 years, 8 of which were as either vice chair or chairman, I was on the liaison group setting the rules and requirements for FIRAS, the first 3rd party accreditation scheme. In my time with Sharpfibre I have worked on projects from individual homes to many of the UK’s signature projects, offering advice, support and solutions.
A father of three ( plus one step ) grown up children, When not working, you will find me on the golf course or in the kitchen
Barry BeavisSales and Marketing Manager
I have worked in Sales for almost a lifetime(!) within several industry sectors including mobile/cellular technology and plant equipment, where I worked for several manufacturers selling and managing teams responsible for selling into the hire market, predominantly.
I joined Sharpfibre in February 2018 with no prior experience in passive fire protection. However, the Sharpfibre team, with their decades of experience and knowledge, quickly helped me to understand the different disciplines within our business and the industry. My passion is to always provide the best customer experience possible and this drives both myself, as well as the rest of the sales team, to always exceed our client's expectations.
Happily married to Wendy, with two grown-up boys and one mischievous Grandson, I love to golf or to ski (depending on the weather!) and to spend time exploring the UK's coast with our tourer and puppy, Bailey.
Mark KingProject Manager
I have been with Sharpfibre for 21 years, my duties entail the delivery of key-note projects for the company within the sector of Fire Protection, where we are installing Insulation, Dry lining, Firestopping, board systems, cavity barriers, cementitious fire sprays, Intumescent fire paints, Durasteel & Renders.
I am currently responsible for delivering some Crossrail projects, these are at Limmo peninsula, Stepney Green, Eleanor St, Fisher St and Whitechapel station where we are installing fire protection to the mechanical and emergency escape shafts, platforms and tunnels.
Whitechapel Station is particularly challenging project as this is a new Station is being built on the original site where London Overground , London Underground & Crossrail meet part of the works are over the tracks on a fully operational station.
During my employment I have also Project Managed the Structural Fire Protection packages for the upgrading of the Blackwall Tunnel & Farringdon train station., and landmark buildings such as 20 Fenchurch St (Walkie talkie) Heathrow airport T5 Terminal , Gatwick & Stansted airports. These packages range from an operational turnover of £100K to £3.5million
Nicolae MardareProject Manager
John MerchantProject Manager
I have been working in the fire protection industry for 30 years, 22 of which have been with Sharpfibre, I hold a level 4 Diploma in Fire Risk Assessment, I’ve been managing projects for 17 years with my 1st major project being HSBC on Canary Wharf, I have carried out the fire stopping to 80% of the buildings @ Canary Wharf to which I have built a good working relationship with their management team, I love sports and am a very keen golfer
Dorel FloareaProject Manager
Kevan CroweProject Manager
Monty LouisProject Manager
Ricky MannProject Manager
I joined Sharpfibre in 2001 just in time for the attack on the World Trade Centre which caused site chaos on the tower we were spraying at HQ5 Canary Wharf, Clifford Chance building as it is now, as we had to evacuate immediately. Since then I have worked in site supervision and subsequently within Quality Inspection for a number of projects in all disciplines of fire protection. Some of the projects I have had a big hand in were across the Canary Wharf estates, Charles deGaulle Airport in Paris, the Jack Lynch tunnel in Cork. More recently I have moved into projects Management for Sharpfibre and have a numerous projects including the £2m 27 storey One Bank Street at Canary Wharf.
Outside of work I have recently become the father to my little boy Cobey
Graham LongQuantity Surveyor
Graham Long (ACIOB) – providing a Quantity Surveying / Cost Management service since November 2003:-
Interim Application submissions / Variation Notification and their value/time Assessments / Delay Notices & EOT considerations / Final Account negotiations & agreements.
Ian LawrenceLogistics Manager
I started at Sharpfibre in June 2005 as delivery driver where my duties included delivering to various sites in and around London.
In 2006 I undertook fork lift training to be able to unload materials being delivered to our office/warehouse at HQ. I subsequently undertook Electrical PAT test training and now PAT test all power tools / plant be for it is sent to site. I all so started to order the PPE for the company and other materials for the warehouse. I was responsible for the PAT testing and ordering for a nmber of years before being promoted to Logistics Manager in 2013, where I also added responsibility for the plant invoicing I check all invoices to pass for payment.
Sharpfibre is a good company to work for, I joined with no experience in fire protection but working with all my colleagues for the last 13 years I feel I have good knowledge of what we do at Sharpfibre.
Lane LineSales Executive
I joined Sharpfibre in March 2015 and came aboard as Sales Executive. I have an NVQ Level 3 in Customer Service Management and I have worked in Sales from the age of 16. My experience dealing with clients face to face and on the phone is vital as part of my role at Sharpfibre, even though working in construction was a new challenge for me.
I have been part of the team that has seen Sharpfibre win some large contracts such as Dartford Tunnel East Bore, Heron Quays Pavillion, Pudding Mill Lane and Cabot Square and I have developed and learned new skills to help the estimating team with pricing new works.