Fire Door Maintenance, a subsidiary of UAP, has announced the appointment of Nicola John as managing director.

Nicola has spent 19 years working with door manufacturers in various management and director roles. A former business consultant, she also ran her own company. For the past four years, she has been working with UAP to provide leadership, management and training guidance.

Nicola said: “I’m really looking forward to leading FDM and making a positive difference to the fire door industry. Changes to regulation mean housing providers must put more resources in place to inspect and maintain fire doors. My aim is to work directly with these organisations as well as door manufacturers, to help meet this need.

“The Hackitt report underlined the importance of the ‘golden thread’, and this is at the centre of our approach. This sees us prioritise the use of primary test evidence to deliver inspections and maintenance, ensuring the correct components have been installed on each door and have not been substituted or changed.”

Launched in early 2023, FDM offers fire door inspection and maintenance services primarily aimed at housing associations and local authorities.

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