Director & founder of the Company
Having worked for Beck & Pollitzer (B&P) for 17 years, Mark welcomed the opportunity to start his own business when he undertook a management buy-out of the control system division to form FirstClass Safety & Control Ltd (FCSC) in 2017.
Mark was instrumental in developing and creating the FCSC offer, working in a small team whilst at B&P, and he continues to bring forth and advance new operational ideas and solutions.
He brings a wealth of business and managerial experience with a very strong background in the Control and Safety System industry. Mark oversees all areas of the business and is a hands-on manager supporting the team whenever required, having a “can do” attitude to all. His Functional Safety Engineer (TUV Rheinland) qualification allows him to co-ordinate the business and assist customers with Safety System Design and Manufacture.
Mark enjoys travel with family and friends, plays golf when time permits, is a keen football fan and has an interest in watching most sports.
Senior Control Systems Engineer
Haris graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a BSc Electrical & Electronic Engineering degree in 2014 and started his career working for a small automation firm before joining us as Beck & Pollitzer in 2016.
Over the last few years, Haris has transformed from a software design to a multi-talented project engineer and has successfully undertaken and completed multiple projects under the banner of FirstClass Safety & Control Ltd. Earlier in 2020 Haris was promoted to Senior Control Systems Engineer in recognition of his significant contribution to the Company.
Always a keen learner and ready to help his fellow colleagues, Haris enjoys exploring and developing new technologies and ideas that could add value to the business.
In his free time, Haris enjoys a nice walk on the beach along with the family and occasionally tries to cook as well.
Control Systems Engineer
Sirisha graduated from JNTUH University and then went on to gain a Master’s degree from Kingston University in London in the field of mechatronics. She has also actively expanded her knowledge and is a qualified ISO internal auditor as well as being PRINCE-2 certified.
As well as her impressive qualifications, Sirisha brings to FirstClass Safety & Control a thorough grounding from her 5 years of experience as a Control System Engineer, at CITD and VGR technologies, with a demonstrated history in providing bespoke automation solutions, design and development of special purpose mechanics. A practically minded, hands on problem solver with a keen brain and a broad interest in Engineering, she believes that true efforts bring incredible results.
Outside of work, she keeps busy following her passion for creativity, through crafting, sketching, and all forms of DIY, as well as spending free time with family and friends.
Junior Control Systems Engineer
Sam’s interest in engineering started at the young age of 15, with a part-time job modifying and checking over Technical Control Drawings for Beck & Pollitzer, during school holidays. He recently completed a 4-year Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship at FlaktWoods Ltd, an Air Movement company based in Colchester.
During his apprenticeship he gained knowledge within the Mechanical, Electrical and Aerodynamic sectors. He has successfully undertaken projects as a project engineer, including producing and implementing innovative designs into the HVAC Industry.
Sam is a driven and energetic young engineer, with a can-do attitude and a passion to explore and develop new methods and techniques within the Safety and Controls environment.
A keen petrolhead, Sam spends his time working on cars and seeing friends. He enjoys travelling globally with his partner and is a keen cyclist
Finance & Admin
With a background in Finance, Jenny joined us in 2017 at the start of the FCSC journey. With broad experience to call on she quickly became an integral part of the team.
Having started in Accountancy Practice, Jenny moved on to working for a variety of major organisations, including Tesco, Diageo, the NHS and Local Government.
From Cashflow to Budgeting, HR to Marketing, she uses her extensive knowledge and experience to turn her hand to whatever needs doing.
A keen singer and member of Funky Voices Community Choir, mother to an 18-year-old and non-stop globetrotter, Jenny brightens our day… although rarely makes the tea!