London, UK – BM TRADA, part of the Element Group, has announced it is developing its global growth strategy by expanding its certification service offering in Ireland, with the appointment of a new Business Development Manager.

The company has appointed Jay Weldon, who brings over 10 years of sales experience. Based at BM TRADA’s Dublin office, he will oversee Management Systems, Sustainable Supply Chain and Chain of Custody Certification and work with companies to improve their compliance and proficiency.

The move means customers across Ireland and Northern Ireland will now be able to access a wider range of certification services, including chain of custody and sustainable supply chain, product and service and CE marking, as well as certification to all major management systems standards. 

Rob Veitch, EVP Fire and Building Products at Element, said: “As certification specialists, our team of experts can provide a comprehensive range of certification services to a diverse scope of industry sectors.

“There’s a growing market in Ireland and we’re thrilled that we are now able to invest more into this vibrant and developing economy and help a wider customer base increase efficiencies, lower costs and win more business. 

“We are excited to have Jay join us as Business Development Manager in our Dublin office. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and we know he will be a fantastic asset to the team.”

Jay said: “I’m very excited to be joining BM TRADA as it is clear that the business has significant growth plans for 2019, which I am very much looking forward to being a part of.

“Although this is a different type of role from my previous position, it’s easy to be inspired here with such an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team and I can’t wait to take on this new challenge.”



BM TRADA, part of the Element Group, specializes in providing a comprehensive range of independent testing, inspection, certification, technical and training services. We help organizations to demonstrate their business and product credentials and to improve performance and compliance.

We exist to help our customers to make certain that the management systems, supply chain and product certification schemes they operate are compliant and fit for purpose.

About Element

Element is one of the world’s leading independent providers of materials and product qualification testing, inspection and certification services to the global Aerospace; Transportation & Industrials; Fire & Building Products; and Oil & Gas and Infrastructure sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.

We exist to help our customers to make certain that the materials, products and systems that they make are safe, quality, compliant and ultimately fit for purpose, leveraging 200 years of testing experience and our global testing capabilities.

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