Damian has worked in the Fire Industry for over 25 years. Initially starting as a CAD operator, he progressed in Fire Design and then Branch Operations Manager for one of the countries leading Fire Companies. In 2009 he decided to go back to his roots and QDOS was born. From an initial office set up in his converted garage, Damian is proud to work with his team in our 2500 sqf offices based in Rochdale.
With a passion to continuously improve everything QDOS have to offer, and with an extensive knowledge of the British Standards for Fire Alarm Systems, he aims to maintain QDOS’s position as the UK’s leading trade supplier of bespoke fire safety plans.
When away from the office, Damian is a keen gardener and Lego builder.
Following a 15 year career in law with Walker Morris LLP, Gavin joined QDOS in 2014. Gavin’s appointment allowed the company to continue significant growth within the industry. He’s overseen the company growth sevenfold in the following 6 years offering the industry-leading products and services QDOS has become renowned for.
Today, Gavin stands as the company’s Operations Director, helping run the business alongside his brother. Gavin is the account manager for all our valuable customers and the face you’ll see at industry exhibitions nationwide.
Joining the team in September 2020, Mark brings over 20 years of experience within the fire industry. A former Initial Fire employee, Mark entered the industry in 1998 and has become a well-respected fire designer and General Manager.
As well as overseeing the general day to day running of the business, Mark is also responsible for all staff training and development which includes ensuring all CAD operators are FIA qualified in design fundamentals. Mark is a vital part of the senior management team and when he is not in the office, Mark enjoys producing music in his home studio.
Ready to handle any challenge that comes his way, Joe manages the day-to-day projects sent through to QDOS.
Joe has been with QDOS since 2016 and after starting as an apprentice CAD operator, he has progressed through the ranks to his latest position. Joe is responsible for quoting and scheduling of all incoming work and is the one that makes sure your projects are returned to you in a timely manner.
In his spare time Joe is a keen cyclist, photographer and Marvel fanatic.
CAD Team Manager
A highly motivated individual with a keen eye for detail, Craig manages the CAD team. Joining QDOS as our first apprentice back in 2014, Craig is one of our longest serving employees and is often described as our Mr Dependable.
Craig ensures the CAD team produce an efficient and quality service to our valued customers and has the technical expertise to oversee our larger projects. Craig supports his beloved Manchester United but we don’t hold that against him.
Often described as the office Genius, Ben originally joined QDOS in 2018 and was responsible for the training and development of our CAD team.
A self taught Japanese speaker, Ben is always looking at ways to further his education and is now embarking on a mechanical engineering degree at University whilst continuing his support to the CAD team on a part time basis.
Ben holds the FIA AO Level 3 and Firequal SCQF Level 6 certificates.
CAD TEAM LEADER
Another member with diligence to his work, Lewis supports the team with all day-to-day tasks to keep our service levels high and is an integral member of the CAD team.
Starting as a CAD Operator Apprentice in 2017, Lewis soon became adapted to the work ethic of QDOS, furthering the quality and compliance of our work.
As a local lad, Lewis follows his hometown football team Oldham Athletic home and away.
SENIOR CAD operator
Having had previous CAD experience, Jacob joined QDOS in September 2021 and demonstrated a clear understanding of AutoCAD software.
Quickly gaining experience in zone plans, As-Fitted drawings, and more, Jacob has quickly established himself as a keen and reliable member of the team. Jacob uses his valuable knowledge to help train the new recruits to ensure they meet the high standards set at QDOS.
Despite being only 5 feet 7 inches tall, in his spare time Jacob is a basketball coach for Manchester Giants U18’s.
Josh started his employment with QDOS in the summer of 2022 after finishing his A Levels and is the newest recruit to the CAD team.
His enthusiastic approach to learning has been a breath of fresh air and Josh has wasted no time at all in developing his CAD skills.
On a weekend, Josh enjoys socialising with friends and playing for his local Sunday league football team.
SENIOR CAD operator/ DESIGNER
Despite Luke only joining QDOS in September 2021, you would think he had been here for years! With a thirst for anything IT related, Luke has quickly embraced everything that QDOS offers to its customers and is a very dependable employee.
Showing a keen aptitude for learning, Luke has recently obtained the FIA AO Level 3 qualification so he can assist with our fire design service, whilst also having a greater understanding of the Fire Alarm systems he draws.
When away from work, Luke enjoys being a Scout Leader for St Margaret’s in Oldham.
TRAINEE CAD OPERATOR
Kieran is the latest addition to our CAD team and joins us as a Trainee. He has big aspirations to work his way up the career ladder and gain more qualifications in CAD, IT and Computer Science.
Outside of work, Kieran spends his days in Manchester with his friends or playing computer games.
Karolina joined us as a Trainee CAD Operator but we are thrilled to say she has officially qualified as a CAD operator.
She has been a key part of the business, assisting the team in developing fire safety drawings and providing a helping hand wherever needed.
Karolina spends her free time reading and playing video games,