FireAngel Safety Technology Group plc

(“FireAngel” or the “Company”)

Directorate change


FireAngel (AIM: FA.), one of Europe’s leading developers and suppliers of home safety products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Herrick as a Non-executive Director of the Company with immediate effect as a replacement for William Payne who resigns with immediate effect.

Simon has significant experience in senior financial roles and has been a Non-executive Director of Ramsdens Holdings Plc since 1 January 2017 where he chairs both the audit and remuneration committees. In addition, in 2017, he took on the roles of interim CEO and interim CFO at Blancco Technology Group plc, where he is still retained as a consultant. Previously, Simon had served as interim CFO of Crew Clothing Company Limited from 2015 to 2016. He joined Debenhams in 2011 as a board director without portfolio and in January 2012 was appointed CFO, a role he fulfilled until 2014. In January 2010, he had been appointed as Group Finance Director of Northern Foods PLC and as acting CEO from December 2010 until the company’s delisting in 2011. Simon was CFO of Darty Plc (formerly Kesa Electricals plc) from 2005 to 2010, having joined the previous year as Director of Finance & Treasury from PA Consulting Limited where he served as CFO from 2001. Previously, Simon had held senior finance roles at Regus PLC, Hays PLC, Pepsi Cola International and Alcatel Alsthom having qualified as a chartered accountant at PriceWaterhouse in 1989.  He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds an MBA from Durham University.

Simon Herrick will chair FireAngel’s Audit and Remuneration Committees.

John Conoley, Executive Chairman of the Company, commented: “We are delighted that Simon will be joining us.  He has strong financial experience gained from senior roles in a range of companies and business environments.  His skills and experience will be a great asset to FireAngel.”


For further information, please contact:

FireAngel Safety Technology Group plc 02477 717700
John Conoley, Executive Chairman 

Mike Stilwell, Group Finance Director

Shore Capital (Nominated adviser and broker) 020 7408 4050
Tom Griffiths

Regulatory disclosures (in accordance with Rule 17 and Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies)


Simon Edward Herrick, aged 56, is, or has been during the last five years, a director or partner of the following companies/partnerships:


Current directorships/partnerships:

  • 53Herrick Limited
  • Ramsdens Holdings Plc
  • Sports Punk Limited
  • Herrick Inc Limited


Previous directorships/partnerships within the last 5 years:

  • Blancco – UK Limited 
  • Blancco (Software) Services Limited
  • Blancco APAC Pte Limited
  • Blancco Central Services Limited
  • Blancco Finance Limited
  • Blancco Technology Group Plc
  • Blancco Trustees Limited
  • Blancco U.S. LLC


Simon Herrick has confirmed that there are no other disclosures to be made in accordance with Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.


Notes to Editors


About FireAngel 

FireAngel’s mission is to protect, save and improve our customers’ lives by making innovative, leading edge technology simple and accessible.  FireAngel is one of the market leaders in the European home safety products market.

FireAngel’s principal products are smoke alarms, CO alarms, heat alarms and accessories.  The Company has an extensive portfolio of patented intellectual property in Europe, the US and other selected territories.  Products are sold under FireAngel’s leading brands of FireAngel, FireAngel Pro, FireAngel Specification and AngelEye.  

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