John Maguire FSIDip
Managing Director

I have almost two decades worth of experience in the Passive Fire Protection industry and have worked on many major projects around the country. My knowledge and expertise are second to none and I have managed projects from the value of £10,000 to £1,000,000. The experience I have gained in the industry have enabled me to acquire a vast amount of certification such as SMSTS, NVQ Level 2 in Passive Fire Protection and a Fire Stopping Inspection Diploma with the added mandatory training certification required to work on site. For 14 years, I have worked as an operative and supervisor for some major fire protection companies.


In 2015 I then went on to work as a Contracts Manager, and whilst working in this role I managed many projects around the country where I built up an understanding that communication is key in getting all projects over the finish line. I also managed to build a very strong relationship with all clients, suppliers and contractors some of whom I keep in contact with today. In June 2016, I decided to set up my own company and JM Passive Fire Protection was formed. I have built up a very strong client base and will continue to meet demands of new and old customers. Initially starting off with four sub-contractors the company has grown in strength and now has a mixture of 50 PAYE and sub-contractors employed by myself.


Working within the public sector has enabled me to develop excellent communication skills and whilst working as the managing director within the team it is my duty to promote health and safety to all staff involved with JM Passive Fire Protection. I also pride myself on keeping a close eye on all operatives and working side by side with managers, surveyors and supervisors on site so they all know what is expected in producing high quality and correctly installed work.


I am a highly-motivated individual who enjoys working to succeed and I am now ready to take JM Passive Fire Protection to the next level.

Sophie Callis
PA to Managing Director

I have over 5 years experience in the administration sector and 3 years’ experience in the construction industry. I have been with JMPFP for a year after moving to Liverpool from New Zealand. My knowledge and skill base are varied and enable me to deal with all situations that are thrown at me.


My role is covering all aspects of administration and assisting John whilst he is travelling between sites. I am one of the main contacts in the office alongside Demi. We handle all the queries that come through. After a strong first year with the company, I am excited for the continued growth and the opportunities that lie ahead with JM Passive Fire Protection.

Matt Cowin
Project Manager

I have over a decade of experience in the construction industry working for and along side some of the major players. I have managed projects varying from £10.000 up to £103,000,000. I have over 3 years’ experience in the passive fire protection industry and furthered my knowledge with JM Passive Fire Protection when I studied and completed the “The Fire Stopping Inspection Diploma”


I am exemplary at timekeeping and dedicated to my employment; a willing and able leader who is self-motivated and enjoys striving for challenging targets both on a team and individual level. I thrive under pressure, I am able to work effectively and efficiently both as part of a team and individually under my own initiative.


I hope to be a part of taking JM Passive Fire Protection to the next level along side the excellent team they have.

Gary Nester

I have been a member of JM Passive Fire Protection since the company began. In this short time, I have been on multiple successful jobs across the Northwest and the Midlands working as both Operative and Supervisor. I ensure all work carried out either by the other Operatives or by myself is completed to the highest of standards whilst maintaining a professional manner throughout.


I am a good team player with great communication and organisation skills, which I earned over my 13 years serving in the British Infantry.


I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge of the Passive Fire Protection industry. To enable me to climb up the ranks whilst passing my knowledge onto others.


Due to the high standards of JM Passive Fire Protection I can see a very bright future for all who work within the company.

Dave Wong
Contracts Supervisor

I have over 25 years experience in the construction industry and 20 years in passive fire protection industry.


Since joining JMPFP in 2017 I have worked on a number of different projects around the North West, starting off as an operative I have worked my way up to becoming Contracts Supervisor. I bring a lot of knowledge to this role and have excellent communication skills with both clients and operatives.


Working for JMPFP and watching the company grow is exciting and I look forward to the future with the company.

Luke Shaw
Trainee Quantity Surveyor/Surveyor

I have over 3 years’ experience in the rail and construction industry. I have had various roles ranging from a data processor to CAD Technician to rail surveying and more recently quantity surveying. I have worked on multi million pound contracts and projects in various locations across the country. All of which has contributed to my hunger to build a successful career in the construction industry and build on the current skills and experience I have.


I have recently joined JM Passive Fire Protection and I am relishing the opportunity to develop my skills and undertake my new role. I am highly ambitious and JM Passive Fire Protection will help me to achieve my goals and aid my career progression. I am excited for the role to take shape and I’m happy to be part of this growing company.

Demi Whittle
Admin Assistant

I have experience working in administration from my previous role in an accountancy firm. The skills learnt there are transferable to my new role with JM Passive Fire Protection, I am familiar in using ICT packages. I hope to strengthen these skills in my role and gain further skills and knowledge as I grow with the company.


As an office trainee, I aim to be very organised with all aspects of my work and help with all jobs that are given to me.


I am excited for this newly developed role as I am now a part of a growing and well respected company.

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