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About sbs Limited

Mission Statement: Pioneering quality, safety and innovation in the fire protection industry.


Key Management

Brian Michie
Managing Director

Brian has over 35 years experience in structural fire protection and has managed his own company for the past 30 years. Brian has strived to be the UK’s leading provider of fire protection and built System Building Services Ltd with an industry-leading team to deliver work of the highest standard. In recognition of his achievements and for his contribution to the industry he was made a Freeman of the City of London in 2010 and a Liveryman to the Queen in 2012.

Ivan Palashev
Projects Director

Ivan has over 25 years experience in fire protection. He previously spent 7 years as a Project Manager at the largest Bulgarian construction company, GBS. He was awarded the Golden Badge for his management of the largest commercial sites in both Bulgaria and Russia including those for Gazprom. Since 2005 he has worked his way up to Director at System Building Services Ltd and provides site management, site supervision and supports the management of contracts.

Susanne Orsi
Sales Director

Susanne entered the construction market via waste to energy and has built up an enviable contact list of senior members of the industry. Susanne joined SBS 4 years ago to assist with developing the business in Greater London and the South.

David Sugden
Board Attending Consultant

It is with great sadness that passive fire protection industry stalwart David Sugden passed away on 27 July 2020, following a short battle with cancer. David served the industry for more than 50 years, providing forthright views and leadership in a range of senior posts. He was a Chair of the ASFP and its CEO from 1997 to 2002, formed the Passive Fire Protection Forum (then Federation) and was its Chair from 1996-2013. He was also President of the European Association for Passive Fire Protection on two separate occasions. He was instrumental in the growth and development of SBS and is sadly missed.