With the amount of legislation rapidly increasing, Baxi has appointed a new regulatory marketing manager, in a bid to help ease the process for heating engineers.
Jeff House, formerly technical manager for Baxi Customer Support, takes on the newly created role to prepare and adapt the Baxi business in line with new and emerging regulations and other government policies.
Covering both the domestic and commercial markets, Jeff will be responsible for maintaining a comprehensive insight into all government policy, legislation, regulations and incentive schemes relevant to the building services industry.
Drawing on his wealth of industry knowledge, his task will be to ensure a clear and consistent approach throughout the Baxi business, from working with trade bodies, attending industry working group meetings and other key stakeholder events through to providing technical guidance for the marketing function and supporting internal communications.
Having worked in the heating sector for more than 20 years, 15 of which have been at Baxi, Jeff brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his new role. In his most recent position, he was responsible for ensuring a seamless response to a full spectrum of legislative and technical enquiries. Previous roles at Baxi include marketing and applications manager and regulatory development manager in both the domestic and commercial businesses.
Jon Philips, head of strategic planning at Baxi, said:
“Policy, regulation and incentives for the heating sector is an incredibly fast moving field. As such, this role was created so we can identify the opportunities, and to ensure a clear and consistent approach across all our businesses.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Jeff’s calibre in this important new role.”
“I have always been involved in legislation and policy work throughout my time with Baxi, albeit with other pressing responsibilities. This role allows me to devote all of my time and concentrate fully.
“Just looking to the next few years ahead, we have the imminent arrival of ErP, the transition to low carbon heating, the 2016 revisions to Part L Building Regulations – the list goes on. Here, skills and knowledge will be vital and my role will be to see that Baxi continues to do everything possible to make sure heating engineers are prepared – easing the process for everyone.”