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Gas Tag looks to grow in Scotland with key appointment

Gas Tag looks to grow in Scotland with key appointment

"Emerging technologies such as Gas Tag are changing how the sector works and are increasingly being implemented by forward thinking providers who want to work in a more efficient way"
John McLaren

A national tech company, which specialises in gas compliance software for the housing market, has made a key appointment to its team as it looks to grow its presence north of the border. 

John McLaren joins Gas Tag from Capita and has over 30 years experience in the housing sector, working in a range of roles for local authorities, housing providers and suppliers of housing software.  

The appointment of John, who has worked at Capita for over 8 years and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing, is seen as a coup for the Liverpool headquartered scale up. A well respected figure within the industry, it is hoped that John will lead Gas Tag’s growth in the Scottish social housing market in his role as Regional Director for Scotland.

John McLaren, said: “I am absolutely delighted to join the team at Gas Tag. It is a really exciting time to be joining a company with huge growth ambitions and a product that is revolutionising how housing providers manage their compliance. 

“Emerging technologies such as Gas Tag are changing how the sector works and are increasingly being implemented by forward thinking providers who want to work in a more efficient way. I’m looking forward to supporting housing providers through our product offering.”

Lee Burke, Director of Sales at Gas Tag, said: “Scotland is one of the key areas of growth for Gas Tag and so it was important that we appointed someone with a strong background within the social housing sector there. 

“John McLaren is a well respected figure in the industry who has experience of working with housing providers of all sizes and supporting them to implement new technology. We are looking forward to working closely with him.”

Gas Tag revolutionised the way gas safety is managed to when it launched its real-time technology solution to the market. The award-winning firm recently announced its new Portal 2.0 and the upcoming project, X-Tag, will continue to drive innovation in the sector. 

Currently, Gas Tag is used to support housing providers with their gas compliance. Once installed on the gas inlet within a home, Gas Tag tracks all the property’s gas appliances, installations and services, providing data in real-time back to the landlord or provider via an online portal. Engineers fill in the information using the app which can only be used by a Gas Safe Registered engineer.


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