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What is the real cost of fire?

In 2015 a London hotel owner received a massive fine of £230,000, plus a four month prison sentence for huge fire safety breaches, including:

  • Missing fire doors
  • No fire risk assessment
  • Inadequate fire detection systems and emergency lighting
  • Fire doors tied open using string and an extinguisher used as a wedge.

A fine can have implications on a business, it can damage reputation, lead to imprisonment and even result in a closure of the business.

With this in mind, what could you do with £230,000 instead of paying out a fine? Let’s take a look at the options.

You could buy five indoor swimming pools.

Or you could buy over 1,300 new flat screen TV’s for your guests’ rooms.



You could build a 10,000 square foot pillow fort with 3000 luxury pillows at the bargain price of £160,000.


£230,000 would also let you buy this helicopter, plus £50,000 left to play with. Helicopter flying lessons perhaps as a team incentive?


Or 8,000 bottles of champagne. Cheers!


You don’t need us to tell you how your time and money is better spent. However, we can help you with the fire safety part, with solutions that make compliance easy.

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