Suzie Radcliffe-Hart has joined FIRA International as its new technical manager.
Most recently Mothercare’s senior technologist for knowledge and standards, Suzie now heads up FIRA International’s technical services team. The team offers expert help across the whole furniture supply chain, including training (with a particular focus on domestic and flammability and the EU Timber Regulations), sustainability, flammability services, business process improvements and product risk assessment.
Aside from her experience at Mothercare, Suzie has almost 20 years’ of experience across furniture, nursery, toys and consumer goods.
Speaking on the appointment of Suzie, Phil Reynolds, general manager at FIRA International, says: “With a very strong background within the furniture testing, compliance and standards arena, Suzie is a strong addition to the FIRA team. One of Suzie’s first responsibilities will be implementing the ‘FIRA Due Diligence Scheme’, which will aid manufacturers and retailers in meeting compliance for flammability in a recognised and recorded scheme. We’ve had good trials and feedback on the flammability scheme and I look forward to this being introduced to the industry under Suzie’s stewardship.”
Suzie says: “It’s great to be back at FIRA International, as this was actually where I started my career as a test technician, and where my interest in furniture began. After giving me so much at the start of my career I am happy to return to lead some great initiatives which will benefit the wider furniture industry, and in turn consumers.”
Suzie joins further new starters who have recently joined FIRA International across its furniture testing, ergonomics and furniture aftercare teams.