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Lauren Smith appointment further expands administrative team at ASFP

19 April 2022

THE ASSOCIATION for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has further expanded its head office team with the appointment of Lauren Smith in the role of operations administrator.

Smith will provide clerical and administrative support to the ASFP’s training, membership and technical departments, taking responsibility for a range of projects. Further, Smith will play a key role in managing and maintaining data stored in the ASFP’s new Customer Relationship Management system, the organisation’s website and online store and also ensure that office procedures are followed at all times.

Smith joins the ASFP’s team having previously provided maternity cover for the British Coatings Federation. Prior to this, she worked for five years in automotive purchasing and buying, including a role at Jaguar Land Rover. In a previous buyer position, Smith bought parts for James Bond’s Aston Martin that was used in the film No Time To Die.

Welcoming Smith to the team, ASFP CEO Steve Davies stated: “The ASFP is growing rapidly and, in parallel, expanding the range of services and support we offer to members. Lauren will play a key role in maintaining close contact with our members to ensure that we provide tailored services and support. We’re delighted to welcome Lauren to the ASFP team and look forward to encouraging her in the development of this important new role.”

The ASFP was formed in 1975 in recognition of a need to bring together passive fire protection manufacturers, contractors and testing/certification bodies in order to encourage, develop and give guidance on essential standards in passive fire protection.

The ASFP serves and represents the needs of its members and the wider passive fire protection industry by raising standards and competence through training, testing and certification.

Ultimately, the organisation aims to advance knowledge and guidance on all aspects of ‘built-in’ fire protection, provide technical support and impartial advice, lead on regulatory and behavioural change as an independent authority and also improve competence and quality through training.