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UK Leading Fire Safety Specialist

Ventro Group specialises in working with local authorities, housing associations and private sector organisations. With over 1,000 sites currently in operation nationally and over 100,000 sites worked since incorporation, Ventro Group demonstrates proven scalability and is well-positioned to deliver high service standards for planned fire safety programmes.

Our Approach

Ventro provides a full range of fire safety services to building owners, from initial consultancy, surveying and auditing, through to installation, and ongoing maintenance. These services are across multiple disciplines, from fire compartmentation works such as Fire Doors and Fire Stopping, through to Fire Alarms, Fire Sprinklers and Emergency Lighting. This joined-up approach to fire safety means complete audit trails for building owners, and delivers the principles of the Golden Thread of information, as detailed in the Hackitt Report.

 

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How Ventro Group Started

Ventro Group was established with the aim of providing sector-leading fire safety solutions with a focus on safety. Founding Director Howard Melvin, who had prior experience in the industry, was disappointed with the existing fire safety solutions being offered and founded Ventro Group to prioritise safety above all else.

A decade later, Ventro Group's approach to fire safety continues to drive the industry forward. According to Managing Director Harvey Melvin, "the safety of residents and the public must always be the top priority."

Ventro - Through The Years

  • 2023

    Argyle-14 (1)-1The company grew to employ 150 members of staff. Ventro has been a CPD Certified Member for 5 years, presenting knowledge-sharing events to like-minded individuals.

    01-01-2023

  • 2022

    Procurement & Partnering

    The company grew to employ 122 members of staff. Ventro donated over 950 items to housing residents in need at Christmas to provide support in difficult financial times. 

    01-01-2022

  • 2021

    Artboard 21 The company grew to employ 59 members of staff. Ventro were awarded 'Nationwide Fire Safety Specialists of the Year' by SME News. Ventro HQ expands by renovating upstairs and celebrates the grand opening with The Lord Mayor of Plymouth, cutting the ribbon.

    01-01-2021

  • 2020

    Occupied Buildings

    The company grew to employ 51 members of staff. Ventro opened up an office in Nottingham, Ripley to accommodate further company growth.

    29-11-2020

  • 2019

    Artboard 16The company grew to employ 37 members of staff. Ventro held its first knowledge-sharing and networking live event. 

    02-02-2019

  • 2018

    Roundtable Events

    Ventro opened up their new Head Quarters office in Estover, Plymouth. The company grew to employ 25 members of staff.

    Ventro's two apprentices' were awarded the completion certificates by The Hon. Oliver Colvill MP.

    Ventro held the grand opening of the downstairs office, The Rt Hon. Johnny Mercer MP did the honours of cutting the ribbon. 

    Ventro held its first Round Table event in collaboration with Rutland.

    01-04-2018

  • 2017

    Artboard 8Omnizone was launched, the Active Fire Prevention services side of Ventro. These two brands then fell under Aquilam Group.

    Plymouth Herald awarded Ventro 'SME Business of the Year' and Ventro Directors Ross and Harvey Melvin the 'Young Person of the Year Award'.

    10-10-2017

  • 2016

    Location

    The company grew to employ 15 members of staff. Rented out an office unit located at Faraday Mill, Plymouth. Ventro takes on two Apprentices'.

    01-01-2016

  • 2015

    Argyle-227The company grew to employ 5 members of staff. 

    01-04-2015

  • 2014

    House

    The first large housing association planned programme of fire safety works was secured.

    06-02-2014

  • 2013

    Directors-Howard MelvinHoward Melvin founding director of Ventro Group worked in the construction industry for 40+ years. Ventro incorporated with only 3 members of staff working out of a portable cabin. 

    01-04-2013

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Purpose & Values

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Our People

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Our Leadership

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Corporate Governance

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Sustainability

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Third-Party Accreditations

Recognition  

Ventro are a multi-award-wining fire safety organisation.

We’re passionate about fire safety and going above and beyond compliance. Taking a safety-first approach has helped us achieve a host of awards and nominations that we’re all incredibly proud of.

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