ERC Testing welcomes Brian Southworth

ERC Testing, the Leigh based test house providing testing services to companies within the flat glass, window and door industries, is delighted to welcome Brian Southworth to the team.  Brian brings with him a wealth of knowledge, after almost 40 years’ experience in the fenestration industry.

Joining the team on a part time basis, Brian explains: “I had recently retired from my Trade Counter Manager role at Nova Group and although playing golf was keeping me busy, I soon realised I needed something more to keep me occupied.  I’ve joined ERC Testing to assist Mike and Pete with the day to day testing requirements and have found what they do really interesting.  In my previous role I worked with both trade and retail customers across an extensive product range, which has really helped as a point of reference for what I’m doing.  I’m pleased to say I’ve found a balance with something I enjoy to keep me busy work wise, as well as being able to spend time with my family – and playing golf of course!”

Established in 2015, ERC Testing – a sister company to ER Certification – works in cooperation with TÜV Rheinland Nederland B.V which, from its base in Arnhem, services customers across the globe through cooperation with local territory partners. The test engineers of the organisations work closely together to guarantee top quality. To further ensure consistently high quality testing, TÜV Rheinland Nederland and RvA, the independent Dutch Accreditation Council, each independently perform annual audits at ERC Testing. Product testing is conducted by ERC Testing at its test centre in the UK, while final data review then test report issue will be by TÜV Rheinland Nederland.  

Mike Hackett, Laboratory Manager from ERC Testing concludes: “Brian has proven to be a huge asset to the team.  Although a relatively new player in the testing game, myself and my colleague Pete each have extensive experience in our industry and business has grown at a rapid pace.  Because of this, Brian brings a much needed extra pair of hands, but the fact he also has a firm understanding of the products we are working with critical to delivering exactly what our customers need.”

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