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Meet Our Team

Nicholas Braime (Chairman & Group Managing Director)

Nicholas gained an MA in History at Oxford University, before  doing an Engineering Apprenticeship at Kitson College in Leeds, and a DMS in Management Studies at Leeds University.

He started in the company as Assistant to the Production Manager, moving to the Drawing Office to learn Technical Drawing and Tool Design.

In 1974, he joined a newly formed subsidiary, Braime Elevator Components , developing this into market leader in the global distribution of specialised components for the bulk granular Material Handling Industry. He relocated in 1984 to the USA, to set up 4B Components Ltd.

Nicholas returned to the UK in 1987 to become Sales Director of Braime Pressings Ltd, giving him first-hand experience of supplying presswork to the Automotive and other Industrial Sectors.

Nicholas has been Chairman and Group Managing Director for the past 8 years.

Alan Braime (Commercial Director)

Alan has a first class degree in economics and is a qualified chartered accountant having trained at KPMG between 2003 and 2006. Since joining Braime he has held a number of roles within the group which has provided a depth of experience in both manufacturing and distribution.

Alan is a director on the group board. He is responsible for overseeing all commercial and operational aspects of Braime Pressings.

Bob Berry (Technical Manager)

Bob has worked in the manufacturing sector throughout his career.

Following a Technical Apprenticeship, he spent the next three years working in South Africa prior to becoming Tool Room Manager at Braime Pressings. Following a spell working in the first tier automotive supply chain, Bob returned to Braime as technical manager.

Bob is responsible for the toolroom and is an integral part of the Braime Pressings global sales team.

Mark Sutcliffe (Manufacturing Manager)

Mark has over 25 years experience in the industry, and has worked across a broad range of sectors.

After qualifying as a toolmaker, he specialised in high volume multistage progression tooling before becoming a production manager.

Mark is our Manufacturing Manager and joined the company in 2002. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of production.

Martyn Gannon  (Quality Manager)

Martyn joined Braime in November 2014 in the role of QHSE Manager,

With over 18 years experience gained within the automotive and gas and oil industries in senior Quality and Operational roles,  Martyn brings experience of implementing and working in a lean and Total Quality Management (TQM) manufacturing environment.

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