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Meet the Team

Richard Porter - Director

Richard Porter

Director - DipFD/CertFDI

With a wealth of experience in the Fire Door Industry spanning 30 years, 19 of which have been as the Managing Director of EYJ Ltd Fire Doors, modifying and supplying fire door sets to some of the largest modular building organisations in the North East, I hope to be able to transfer this experience directly into the service provided by Fire Door Assessment Limited.

Working alongside Tom and Joe I hope to be able to run a successful and high-quality Fire Door Inspection service providing clients with the complete package!

  • FDIS Certificated inspector
  • CertFDI Inspector
  • DipFD Diploma
Tom Gelsthorpe - Director

Tom Gelsthorpe

Director - DipFD/CertFDI

From beginning my career as a budding 16-year-old apprentice, I now have 20 years' experience in the fire door industry working under Richard's leadership. From learning first hand on the workshop floor to now lending my knowledge looking at detailed plans & specifications, advising clients on a range issues they may have regarding fire doors.

  • First aid qualified
  • CertFDI inspector
  • FDIS fire door diploma
  • Carpentry & Joinery GNVQ level 3
Joe Porter - Director

Joe Porter


Having graduated from Northumbria University with a Ba Hons Degree in Business Leadership and Corporate Management I returned to my roots and join Richard and Tom in their venture to provide a high-quality nationwide service in Fire Door Inspection. I have several years of familiarity and experience within the Fire Door industry having regularly leant a hand to EYJ Ltd Fire Doors aiding their production, growth and day-to-day running.

Working alongside the FDIS I will now invest my time and energy into developing the best possible service to provide the 'responsible people' utilizing Fire Door Assessment Limited with the most complete and beneficial package.

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