From June 2007 to October 2016 I was both Owner and Managing Director for Spirit Fires Limited which incorporated CVO Fire Limited. The CVO brand is renowned for craeting higfh quality gas and bioethanol fireplaces. Products are under the CVO Fire, Spirit Fire and EasyFire brand names and via the FireVault retail outlets. CVO Fire was started in 1999 and after a number of years trading entered administration in 2007. The opportunity arose to purchase the company from the administrators and this was finalised on 1/June/2007 at which point I became the Managing Director. The previous administration highlighted a number of issues which needed to be corrected to establish a profitable ongoing business. This was achieved by restructuring the business, designing and launching new products and introducing additional income streams. Following 10 years of growth and annual profits I decided to sell my majority shareholding to allow time for me to concentrate on other business interests.
The current CVO range includes many gas fires and bioethanol fireplaces which I designed. All gas fires were CE approved in the UK at Gastec CRE. The purchase of the original CVO Fire included many existing CE approved products and I redeveloped these to improve reliability, improve manufacturing process and to extend the product life.
Some of the products which I designed included:
- Flueless Gas Fires : Angel, Azar, Moderno, Bonita, Corona, Retro, Kiah.
- Ribbon Fires : Fire River, Essence, Fire Wave, FR520, FR850, FR1200, FR1500
- Balanced Flue : WMBF
- High Efficiency : Bailey, Glamour, FR920, Blade, Kokoto, FR600,
- Hole in the Wall : Madini
- Bioethanol : CVO1000, CVO600, Small Oval, Large Oval, Vessel.
Visit the CVO Fire website for more details of the current range.