FIOR secure training contract with drinks giant Edrington


A company headed by two of Scotland’s experienced former police and fire chiefs is projecting a rapid rise in sales for its unique business resilience services.

FIOR has secured a significant training contract with drinks giant Edrington, building on the fire safety and incident management training currently being delivered across their Scottish distilleries operation.

The contract with Edrington – whose portfolio includes The Macallan, The Famous Grouse and Highland Park – will see Fior deliver incident leadership training to management teams in offices in South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, China, New York, Dominican Republic and Spain over the next 12 months.


FIOR was founded by Joe Holden (pictured) and Tommy Mann, MBE


FIOR (Gaelic for true, strong and real) has seen a surge in growth for its specialist services since the business was formed in 2009.

The company provides a bespoke support service to help companies and public organisations in areas such as crisis management and incident response.

It was founded by Joe Holden and Tommy Mann, MBE, who have operated for more than two decades at Police and Fire Service executive management levels across Central Scotland, UK national and international levels.

Other experts in key sectors have been recruited as the business expanded.

Mr Holden said: “Our team – through their impressive and long-standing careers – have gathered rare and unique experiences of leading, planning and responding to a vast array of professional challenges.

“We very much believe that companies need to prepare people for the challenges and strains of leading or working within an Incident Management team and not just prepare a plan.”

He added: “The opportunity of delivering our new international commitment with Edrington is our largest win to date and will see us providing incident response training and support to its various management teams who are currently operating in challenging environments.”