Door opens for new finance director at Bradbury Group

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 19 May 2017

BRADBURY Group has appointed Bill Morran as finance director.

He arrives at the Scunthorpe-based business with a wealth of experience of financial management, having worked at board level within Plc groups as well as venture capital and privately owned businesses.

Mr Morran replaces Jim Connell, who will remain a non-executive director of the Bradbury Group, as well as taking on the role of finance director at the newly formed Cross-guard Ltd the data centre and server security spin-off.

Originally hailing from Hammersmith, west London, he began his career in the capital before moving to Lincolnshire with his wife and two children in 1999. Companies on the CV include Britton Merlin Ltd, John Greed Group and near neighbour TSC Foods. He has also owned and managing two of his own businesses. 

He said: “The ambitious ‘can do’ attitude of the company is initially what attracted me to this role. I am excited to be joining Bradbury at such a pivotal time of significant further planned business development – after experiencing a period of rapid growth, we are now positioned as market leaders in the steel door manufacturing industry. 

“I look forward to working with the Bradbury board of directors to manage this next phase of profitable and sustainable growth, and I truly believe the company can achieve its vision of becoming a truly ‘world class steel door manufacturer’.”

Launched 25 years ago, the past five have seen Bradbury Group’s turnover quadrupled to nearly £18 million and profits re-invested in expanding the Dunlop Way plant to keep pace with demand for products. More than 200 people are now employed, with a further plant in Scotland.

This week it was named once again as one of the Top 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain by the London Stock Exchange.

Tim Strawson, managing director of Bradbury Group, said: “Bill brings with him a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of delivering profitable and sustainable business growth, and we look forward to his valuable contributions to the company.”

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