Fire Protection Association appoints Speed Communications for PR and Comms

Fire Protection Association appoints Speed Communications for PR and Comms


MISSION Agency Speed Communications has been appointed by the Fire Protection Association (FPA) to manage its ongoing PR and communications. The new partnership follows the agency’s successful launch of an FPA campaign aimed at helping building owners and managers achieve stronger business resilience when it comes to the threat of fire.

The ‘Know Your Building’ campaign saw Speed deliver targeted media relations and organic digital outreach as well as the creation of a new interactive ‘Fire Blind Spots Calculator’. The campaign resulted in extensive coverage in key sector titles in fire safety, construction and the built environment, which focused on the significant financial impact of fires on organisations of all types, based on newly released FPA data over large fire-related losses.

Targeted at those responsible for fire safety in buildings – including building owners and managers, and business owners – the campaign aimed to highlight the importance of building knowledge in reducing risk to life and significant property damage.

Following the campaign’s successful launch, Speed has now been appointed to provide ongoing communications support for the FPA. This includes media relations and the production of a new monthly FPA podcast – Assembly Point – sourcing guests from across the industry to join the debate on improving fire safety in the built environment.

Kelly Pepworth, Managing Director of Speed Communications, said: “The launch of the ‘Know Your Building’ campaign was a great success and an opportunity for us to demonstrate to the FPA what a difference we could make to their communications. It was a great kick off to what we believe will be a long-term partnership. Working with the FPA builds on our strong experience in the fire safety sector, and wider focus on the built environment as part of our B2B offering. We’re excited to be part of a truly integrated ongoing campaign which utilises our skills in news generation and media engagement as well as audio production to launch the FPA’s first ever podcast.”

Rebecca Selwyn, Marketing and Communications Manager at the FPA, said: “Right from the start Speed quickly understood our business, our goals and the campaign concept. Throughout the launch phase, Speed brought the campaign to life in a way that aligns perfectly with our brand and objectives. We’re looking forward to elevating our communications even further with their support.”