Break my Rules and you’re out! Jack Lundin investigates the draconian power that John Goring wields in the R2-billion fire sprinkler industry
If you don’t like his rules and his industry, “get the fuck out of it!” That’s how John Goring banished Gauteng fire consultancy EMH Fire Solutions from The List. EMH Fire claims that last October’s expulsion has cost them R5 million in lost business.
That’s what happens when you fall foul of Goring, lanky managing director, sole director and 100% stockholder of the Automatic Sprinkler Inspection Bureau (Pty) (Asib). At the latest count there were 137 names on Asib’s membership roll which makes up The List – trade companies that are installers, suppliers, consultants and designers of sprinkler systems.
The List is kept up-to-date on Asib’s website and those who break Goring’s Rules are off it before they can blink.