N2E was established in 2013 by Neil Woodmansey and Neil Fritzsche. Between them, the two Neils have over 65 years experience in the fire sector managing all types of risk.
Both were senior commanders involved in modernising training delivery, managing risk, setting up and establishing new teams to meet modern-day risks.
Both Neils have extensive experience in training delivery to a diverse range of audiences from staff training, after dinner speaking to formal presentations in the political arena including European politicians.
They have vast experience in resolving fire and other disaster-related incidents nationally and internationally. Additionally, they have built and motivated teams, delivered risk management solutions and implemented fire safety management.
Throughout their careers, both have been deployed to major disasters abroad including earthquakes and floods to coordinate and carry out search and rescue operations and humanitarian services.
Neil Woodmansey MBE. MIFireE
An energetic and committed manager with over 29 years of experience within the fire service. His career involved operational incidents, training, fire safety and management. This gave Neil a wide range of expertise in these disciplines.
Throughout his career, he undertook every job and challenge with enthusiasm, passion, professionalism and a determination to achieve the highest standards. This attitude has resulted in Neil being awarded the MBE for his services to international search and rescue, also a commendation from the Prime Minister for outstanding contribution to the community during the floods of 2007.
Neil Fritzsche QFSM. MBA. MIFireE
Neil has an extensive portfolio of experience with the last 37 years being in the fire and rescue service. Neil served the last ten years of his career as a strategic manager, creating and implementing strategies to ensure the service meets the needs of a changing public environment. Neil served as Risk Manager and more latterly as Response Manager overseeing the services fire safety management, health and safety, business continuity and risk management departments. He has been instrumental in setting up teams and running projects successfully.
Neil is committed and enthusiastic at everything he does, which resulted in him being awarded the Queens Fire Service Medal in 2012 for dedication to the UK fire Service and formation of the UK International Search and Rescue Team. In the same year, Neil was nominated and won the first BBC 999 Awards a lifetime achievement and special commendation award for his work with the UK International Search and Rescue team.