The Water Regulation Approval Scheme (WRAS) has hired Jamie Lynch as business development manager.
Jamie has more than 12 years’ experience of working in the water industry, having joined Bristan Group as a graduate mechanical engineer back in 2011. Jamie has progressed through various roles with the shower, bath and taps manufacturer. Most recently he held the role of Bristan’s product compliance and data manager for which he managed a team responsible for obtaining all product approvals.
Jamie said: “Having known WRAS as a customer for many years, I’m excited to join the team and to have the opportunity to draw upon my experience to make meaningful changes and improvements that will hopefully enhance the scheme for others.”
WRAS stated that Jamie’s priority will be the communication of planned updates to several approval submission processes including direct submission to the application assessing team, which are due to be launched in 2024 and will improve tap and shower applications.
Jamie added: “As WRAS prepares to implement these changes in 2024, I will be supporting customers to address any issues and to guide them through the new process and gain the necessary testing and WRAS approvals. The new process will benefit all customers by giving them early feedback direct from WRAS about their application and test requirements. This will help to resolve any issues identified early on.”
In a recent WRAS survey of British manufacturers, 63% of respondents answered they would like more choice of testing labs. Jamie is to support WRAS with the ongoing rollout of its lab recognition programme, ensuring that more laboratories are added to the Laboratory Recognition scheme offering more freedom of choice for clients and customers.