Firstco.

Firstco Ltd was established in 1998 to provide communications and control system expertise to the UK transport and infrastructure markets. We have grown into an international consultancy and system integrator, delivering consultancy services and complex design & build projects to the air, rail, ports, road, building and automation sectors in the UK, Middle East and Africa.

Firstco continues to grow with talented project managers, engineers and support staff adding to the expanding capabilities of the team. Many of our specialists are chartered by the relevant institution (IET, IMechE, ICE).

A selection of our team

Cecile
Cecile

Director

Bill
Bill

Non-Exec Director

Mike
Mike

Director

Graham
Graham

Senior Project Manager

Amit
Amit

Senior Consultant

Marlon
Marlon

Systems Specialist

Chamara
Chamara

Project Manager and Systems Specialist

Martin
Martin

Director and Airport Specialist

Vasileia
Vasileia

Graduate Engineer

Careers

Firstco has an outstanding track record of attracting, developing and retaining staff. We provide all our staff with appropriate training and mentoring as well as the relevant developmental and educational opportunities to enable them to acquire the skills and competencies we need and which will facilitate their own professional development. Many of our staff joined us straight from university or college and have benefitted from early exposure to hands-on engineering experience from working in varied roles in world-class projects. Many have also completed their professional registration as either Chartered or Incorporated Engineers with the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET) of which Firstco is a partner, supported fully by the Company. Equality of access to training and our commitment to lifelong learning are seen as fundamental principles to Firstco becoming the employer of choice in our marketplace.

Our Team

Our people are the primary focus of our business. We provide all our engineers with training and a career path to develop their technical and project management skills. To ensure Firstco is competent to deliver our full technology offering, and to keep engineers up to date with advancing communications and control technologies, we have a training board tasked with coordinating technical training and filling any knowledge gaps. Our personnel department promotes the well-being and happiness of our people and ensures that soft skills are developed, such as leadership and person to person communication.

A high percentage of our people are permanent employees and their contentment with Firstco is reflected in our low level of staff turnover which, together with our high quality documentation, ensures project knowledge is retained within the company and long term relationships are developed with clients.

Our Processes

Our processes are designed to deliver systems with an optimum balance of quality, cost and time. System safety, security, reliability, maintainability and human factors are managed throughout a project. At each phase of the project lifecycle our validation and verification processes assure quality. Validation design review activities ensure we are designing the right product. Verification testing activities ensure we have built what was designed. With the exception of as built drawings, operation and maintenance documentation is generated during the project, not produced at the end as an add on.

Corporate Responsibility

Firstco is committed to working in an ethical way with all its stakeholders including clients, staff, suppliers, shareholders and the communities and markets within which it operates. Firstco conducts every aspect of its business with honesty, integrity and openess, respecting human rights, particularly with regards to ensuring total compliance with and enforcement of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and its principles, and the interests of its employees, customers and third parties. We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for our employees and strive to create a workplace in which there is mutual trust and respect and where every person feels responsible for the performance and reputation of the company. We have a diverse workforce, recruiting, employing and promoting employees only on the basis of objective criteria and the qualifications and abilities needed for the relevant post.

We provide safe, good value and high quality services to our customers. We aim to develop strong relationships with suppliers, stakeholders and others, based on mutual trust, understanding and respect. Firstco is committed to making continuous improvements in the management of its environmental impact both internally and in all its projects. We work with all parties to promote environmental care, increase understanding of environmental issues and disseminate good practice with the intention of reducing negative impact. Firstco strives to be a good corporate citizen and to fulfil its responsibilities to the communities and markets in which it operates. This includes supporting local charities and institutions and encouraging our staff to take part in charitable and voluntary activities.

Firstco is registered and affiliated with:

London Living Wage Employer
BSI Assurance
IET
UVDB
Link-Up
TransQ
APM
Cyber Essentials
Best Companies

“This website is designed to demonstrate to prospective clients and employees our technical and management expertise, and showcase our expanding portfolio of successfully delivered projects.”

— Mike Gray – Firstco (Director)
Mike Gray – Firstco (Director)
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