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Dave Palmer

Meet The Team

Dave is our Operations Director here at Unique Fire & Security. With over 30 years in the industry, Dave has been an integral part of our team for over 6 years. Managing day-to-day operations and responsible for the training of both engineers and administration, Dave keeps our Fire & Security division running smoothly.

How did you get into Fire & Security?

“I left school in 1992 and from there I trained and qualified as an Electrician, following a 4-year apprenticeship. I progressed into an automation engineer installing high-end automatic gates, barriers, and road blockers for BP Oil refinery sites, as well as nuclear Energy sites like Sellafield across the whole of the UK and Ireland. Around 22 years ago, I moved across to security systems and have worked in various roles from an Engineer to Senior Engineer, Project manager and now Operations Director here at Unique Fire and Security.”

Dave Palmer

When did you join Unique?

“I joined Unique Fire & Security as an engineer in September 2016. I progressed to an Installation Manager position, and then further progression lead me into a Project Manager role. My role as a manager later evolved to Operations Director which I am today.”

What do you enjoy most about the industry?

“The fast-paced, ever-changing technology, regulations and standards are what I love about working in the Fire & Security industry. It leads to a very diverse career, which certainly keeps me on my toes!”

What has been the most exciting project that you've worked on?

“I would say that the most exciting project I’ve worked on has been the CCTV/Intruder/Access and Panic system upgrade works at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) that Brad and I completed a few years back. Another highlight, within my current role, has been the merger of a new company CRM system and the restructuring of the fire and Security department, which is still ongoing to this day.”

What do you enjoy most about working at the Unique Group?

“The things that I enjoy most about working at Unique are the ambition and drive that we possess here, all of the progression we have made so far and the exciting future we still have ahead of us with all the new contracts that we acquired.”