Hanover Introduction

Back to business!

It is exciting times at Brady as we are now officially a private company following our acquisition by Hanover Investors.

We spoke to our new Chairman and CFO to find out about their perspective and outlook for Brady.

Nick Greatorex
Chairman

What are the advantages for Brady now that it is privately held?

“We have a very experienced owner who has a successful track record of helping businesses like ours to realise its full potential. They have capital to invest in the business and, without the short-term pressure which comes with a stock market listing, we can take time to get things right.”

 

As someone who has worked at both small and large companies, what do you believe are the common ingredients for a positive and high performing working environment?

“Great companies have a strong, performance driven culture where hard work is expected, and success is rewarded.”

If we were to meet this time next year, what would be the top three ‘to do’ list items you would like to have checked off?

“A highly motivated team with a common set of goals, a growing and satisfied customer base and a collective pride in the improving performance of the business to the benefit of all our stakeholders.”

 

Who inspires you and why?

“Anyone from a less priviledged background who has worked really hard to make something of themselves.”

What’s the last book you read?

“I am reading a Rolling Stones discography which details the background behind the recording of all their hits. I love vinyl!”

 

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?

“I used to play the drums in a band.”

 

 

Nadya Bentley
CFO

What impact would you like to make in the next year at Brady in your capacity as CFO?

“I would like to ensure we are making the most positively impactful finance investments across Brady to build on our strengths, drive growth and deliver a greater service to our customers.”

 

In your experience working as a CFO at various technology companies, how do you prioritise technology investment decisions?

“In all businesses resources and investment are finite which have to be put to use where they generate the most value. For technology companies, investment in technology is an important ingredient to delivering leading edge solutions and remaining ahead of the market coupled with the expertise of an amazing team.”

How do you believe the finance function can facilitate and empower growth?

“Finance sits at the heart of the organisation with access to a significant amount of data, which if applied well, can provide a strong basis for good decision making. For example, how to manage the allocation of time and resources to generate more value for the business and ultimately growth.”

 

Who inspires you and why?

“I’m inspired by people who have succeeded in the face of severe adversity and how they discover that inner strength.”

What’s the last book you read?

“One of my favourite books – Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a story following 5 different characters set during the Nigerian civil war and is story of how their lives changed immeasurably.”

 

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?

“Not sure about a talent but I played ultimate frisbee for Great Britain for quite a few years in my younger days.”

 

 

With our new owners and leadership team in place, we’re very much looking forward to the year ahead, building upon our pioneering solutions in commodities, energy and credit risk, along with the expertise of our people.

Hanover Introduction