Meet our team
NICHOLAS BRAIME, MA (Oxon), MBIM
Chairman and 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, giving him first-hand experience of supplying presswork to the Automotive and other Industrial Sectors. Nicholas has built close relationships with the company’s key suppliers over several decades and has a clear vision of expansion for the business in strategic locations.
ALAN BRAIME, BA (Hons), ACA
Group Commercial Director
Alan qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG where he worked for four years before joining the group. Alan joined the board in 2010. He oversees the commercial operations of Braime Pressings and is also responsible for the group’s IT operations and strategy. Alan has spent considerable time on the development of the group’s ERP systems, giving him a unique perspective into the impact of technology on the group’s business drivers.
Alistair has over 30 years of experience in industry and has worked across a broad range of sectors including Automotive and Aerospace. He is a Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and has degrees in Engineering and Business Studies. Alistair joined the business in 2016 and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of production.
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.
Vijay joined the company in 2016. With over 10 years of experience gained within the automotive sector in senior quality roles, Vijay brings experience of implementing and working in a lean and Total Quality Management (TQM) manufacturing environment.
Health and Safety Manager
Brian initially completed a technical engineering apprenticeship (HNC), prior to working as a full-time college lecturer. He has many years of experience working in a safety role in Automotive industry.
Brian gained a degree in Safety Health & Environmental Management and is a Chartered member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health. Brian is Health and Safety Manager for both Braime Pressings and 4B Braime Components.
Tony joined Braime Pressings Ltd as Sales Manager in February 2020. Tony has been in the metal pressings industry for 30+ years and initially trained as a Press Toolmaker. Career progression has seen his role evolve through Production Engineering, Project Management and the last 7 years in a Sales role.