Fire Door Maintenance, the UAP-owned inspection and training body, has appointed Dan Cope as sales director.

With more than 25 years’ experience of the construction industry, Dan began his career with Travis Perkins before moving into sales in 2006 and has since gained experience across the merchant and door manufacturing industries, including spending six years at Epwin Group’s Permadoor,.

At FDM, he will be responsible for growing the company’s client base, including landlords across the public and private sectors, housebuilders and developers. His role also involves raising awareness of the organisation’s recently-launched Training Academy .

Dan said, “Throughout my career, I’ve worked with a wide range of organisations which are key to FDM’s growth, including local authorities and housing associations. With more than 400 operatives at our disposal, FDM is ideally placed to help these organisations deliver fire door inspections and maintenance more efficiently and to a higher standard.

“Our Training Academy also has a vital role to play in raising safety standards and this is something I’m really passionate about. One of my key goals is to encourage as many people as possible to take part in FDM’s accredited, hands-on training courses to build their knowledge and skills.

managing director Nicola John added: “There are two strands to our business and Dan brings specialist knowledge and experience to both. His contacts in social housing will be particularly beneficial as this is a sector most impacted by changes to fire safety regulation and offers huge potential for us to expand FDM’s inspection and maintenance services.

“At the same time, Dan’s passion for upskilling across the fire door industry will fly the flag for our newly launched Training Academy. We’ve already developed three accredited courses with GQA for fire door inspections, maintenance and installation. With Dan’s input, we’re developing ideas for other fire door safety training which will benefit targets such as merchants and the emergency services.”

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