Flame Heating Spares is set to cross the border and expand into Scotland. The firm has appointed an experienced development director for Scotland, as it seeks to acquire a number of sites and develop the Flame brand north of the border.

Danny Byrne will oversee the expansion into Scotland and report directly to John Savage, managing director of Flame Heating Spares, as part of the role.

Mr Byrne possesses more than 35 years’ industry experience, having worked in various managerial and directorship roles for national heating and plumbing firms, with a track record of overseeing growth and expansion in the Scottish and Northern markets.

Mr Savage said: “Given the success of Flame in the North East, I am keen to extend our services north of the border and expand the business into different areas of the UK. Mr Byrne’s proven track record, vast experience and knowledge of the Scottish market will put us in good stead and paves the way for even more growth and job creation.”