Director Profiles


Nicholas Braime was appointed Chairman in 1987. He joined the Group in 1972 and was instrumental in the set-up of the 4B division’s USA business in 1984, where he spent a number of years before returning as Sales Director for Braime Pressings Limited. Nicholas is also the Group Managing Director and is responsible for overseeing the overseas subsidiaries, with the managing directors of these businesses reporting to Nicholas.


Alan Braime is the 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 on in 2010. Alan oversees the commercial operations of Braime Pressings Limited and is also responsible for the Group’s IT operations and strategy.


Carl Braime is the Group Sales Director. Carl joined the Group in 2003 and spent a number of years in South America with the Group prior to being appointed to the board in 2010. He is responsible for overseeing strategic customer relationships, as well as the management of key supply chains in the 4B division.


Cielo Cartwright, Group Finance Director, qualified as a chartered accountant with EY and has been divisional finance director in various public listed companies including KCOM plc and NEXT plc. She has considerable international experience and before joining the Group, she was at Froneri, a JV of Nestle SA.


Andrew Walker, non-executive, is a corporate lawyer. He was the Managing Partner of Simpson Curtis, Senior Partner of Pinsent Curtis, Leeds and former President of the Leeds Chamber of Commerce. Andrew has held a number of non-executive and trustee roles and is also a non-executive director of Clugston Group Limited.


Peter Alcock, non-executive, is a mechanical engineer and brings a deep understanding of engineering processes having been, for 32 years, director of Hunslet Holdings PLC, a key manufacturer of locomotives, mining equipment and machine tools originally founded in 1864 and whose operations now form part of the Wabtec Corporation in the US.