New Website, New Faces.

There are exciting things coming at Global Technical Services!

Our technical department is developing and growing rapidly, bringing in great skills and talent with new hires, and bringing a fresh look with our newly developed website, showcasing all of our services.

A few words from our Managing Director

“Further to our motivations to service our clients’ needs in this ever-changing environment in fire safety, and the advent of the Fire Safety Bill, the focus within Global Technical Services will be to support ‘The Golden Thread Approach’ to Fire Safety moving forwards. Based on our experience of the last 5 years of significant growth, we have decided to create a specific brand within the Global Family to tailor to all our clients’ requirements.”

– Andrew Cooper


Ross O’Loughlin PGDIP MIFireE MCMI

Head of Global Technical Services

Ross O’Loughlin has joined us as the Head of GTS, coming to us with an extensive and impressive background, having been involved in fire for 23 years. He has worked with the RAF, as Head of the Fire and Rescue Service for Her Majesty’s Forces, and in the last 3 years has been working as the Services Manager for a large local authority, providing strategic direction. With this experience, he will bring an incredible level of expertise and skill to the Global family, and we are very keen to make him feel welcome!

Ross’ main role within Global is to aid with the strategic direction of GTS, working closely with our Directors on the quality, competence, and leadership, and the business development and commercial management going forward in this exciting time of expansion. Leading the provision of technical consultancy, he will take on designated projects, providing the highest standard of technical excellence and spearheading our well-established, heavily skilled team, ensuring they are guided and supported in their own roles.

Andy Brown MIFireE AMEI MCMI EngTech NAHFO MSc CMgr

Introducing Andy, Senior Fire Engineer

Global is very excited to have welcomed Andy Brown in the last few months, who has come to us with a wealth of knowledge in the industry. Holding a Masters in Fire Safety Engineering and having handled a large and impressive portfolio over his career, Andy will bring a great deal of expertise. With specialisms in Fire Engineering, CFD Modelling, and Fire Strategy from working on a long list of projects, helping to implement the all-important Golden Thread at GTS.

Bruce Patterson MIFSM MIFireE

Also joining us, Bruce, Fire Engineer.

Bruce has come to GTS with a rich background in Fire Engineering, having worked for the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service in Fire Engineering for almost 20 years, beginning as a Fire Fighter and moving on to become Watch Manager using both his operation and technical knowledge to conduct inspections, assessments, and reports. Recently, Bruce has headed up the commercial arm of the Fire Service with Impeller in Newcastle, putting his technical knowledge in Fire Safety Design and Fire Modelling to use! Bruce also has specialisms in Sprinkler Systems and Fire Safety Management.

Alistair Askew MIFSM GradIOSH ProfDip(SHEM) CFPA-EDip FSIDip

Moving into Fire Safety Consultant – Special Projects

Alistair has been with us here at Global for almost 14 years and has grown exponentially with the company over this time. Currently our Fire Safety Manager, Alistair is taking on new challenges, enrolling in the ASFP Level 3 course to further his competencies in his field, and moving on to a Fire Safety Consultant Role. We are very excited to see even more development from Alistair and watch him settle into his new, very well-deserved role with us here at Global.


David Hendry TIFSM

Our new Fire Safety Manager

Taking over from Alistair in Global Technical Services, David will be filling the Fire Safety Manager role. Although David has only been with the company for 9 months, he has made a lasting impression, we are confident that he will do incredibly well in his new role overseeing the Fire Risk Assessments Team. David also brings an extensive management and leadership history after nearly 25 years in the Royal Marines, where he rose to Colour Sergeant Engineering Manager, overseeing a team of 35 people. He has brought these skills over to us at Global through our Military Covenant program.

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