The new chief executive of BRE Group has said the research and certification organisation will ramp up spending on expanding its new outpost in Dublin once more clarity over Brexit emerges. A report on said that BRE was given the go-ahead by the Irish government to undertake product certification last December so that it could carry on supplying manufacturers with its CE mark to access the European market once the UK leaves the EU.

Gillian Charlesworth, who has been in the chief executive role for five months, said: “I want the Dublin office to expand because we are going to be putting in quite a lot of extra overheads into the EU. That needs to pay for itself.” BRE said it has been given accreditation from the Irish National Accreditation Board to operate as a notified body and a technical assessment body.

Denise Maguire        
Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine