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60 years

Meet the team

Nigel Johnson - Managing Director

Nigel Johnson

Managing Director

Since joining the company in 1980 as a Trainee Sheet Metal worker, Nigel has gained a wealth of experience in all areas of precision engineering.

His ability to understand and provide engineering solutions doesn't come from a technical manual or a business diploma (although he has these as well!) it comes from a natural understanding of methods and materials.

Nigel has earned the respect of both customers and employees alike and is renowned for his calm and practical approach to the stresses and strains of a sub-contract production schedule.


Christian Olejnik - Operations Director

Christian Olejnik

Operations Director

Christian began his career with Sweetnam & Bradley Ltd in 1996 as a Trainee Management Assistant. He has 'learned the business' and built long standing Customer and Supplier contacts.

Over the years, Christian has gained an absolute understanding of the precision engineering market in the U.K.

Like Nigel, Christian has learned both theory and practice and has a wealth of experience in both areas.


Richard Wiltshire - Finance Director

Richard Wiltshire

Finance Director

Richard is now on his second directorship with Sweetnam & Bradley Ltd, having undertaken a management buyout in 1989, selling the company in 2008 and then being re-employed as Financial Director by Nigel and Christian.

Richard is the 'Bean Counter' and ensures that we continue to uphold our reputation of absolute financial stability and transparency.


Kayleigh Hardy - Management Assistant

Kayleigh Hardy

Management Assistant

Kayleigh joined Sweetnam & Bradley at the start of 2007 as an Administration Assistant and has always been keen to take on more tasks and responsibility.

This has resulted in her achieving an AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and being promoted to Management Assistant.

She works closely with the Directors whilst supervising and providing a supportive role to the Administration Assistants.


Matthew Bowker - Engineering Manager

Matthew Bowker

Engineering Manager

Matthew Bowker has joined S&B as Engineering Manager, following on from a career spanning over 20 years covering all aspects of metal fabrication, from the grassroots through to a management position.

He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and is looking forward to working with the exciting team at S&B and the challenges to come.


Andrew Banner - Customer Liaison

Andrew Banner

Customer Liaison

When Nigel and Christian identified a requirement for an external based Customer Liaison role, where better to look than a former Managing Director of a similar business to S&B!

Andrew Banner, like Nigel, started his engineering career on the shop floor. A move in to management saw him establish great customer contacts and an understanding of how a fabrication business works.

With this background, Andrew brings both an engineering mind and a focus on sales to S&B.


Andrew Boulton - Works Manager

Andrew Boulton

Works Manager

Andrew began his engineering career with Sweetnam & Bradley Ltd. From the beginning it was obvious that he was a natural engineer.

Andrew is the man to turn to when you're not sure of the 'best way to do something'.

The board of directors recognised his talents and he is now responsible for supervising production and ensuring we're working to our optimum efficiency.


Andy Tibbles - Chargehand

Andy Tibbles


Andy joined S&B in June 2014 and it quickly became apparent that he was the ideal candidate to support Andrew Boulton in the running of the shop floor.

Andy has a wealth of experience in the Sheet Metal Work industry and is a highly respected member of the S&B team.


Alison Smith - Administration Assistant

Alison Smith

Administration Assistant

Alison joined S&B in June 2017 after working as a Personal Assistant.

She likes to be kept busy during the working day so the S&B Admin Office is just right for her!

Her friendly personality and eagerness to help people has made her a firm favourite with colleagues and customers alike.


Nick Heal - Trainee Administration Assistant

Nick Heal

Administration Assistant

Nick joined S&B in July 2016 as an Admin Assistant having previously worked in an administration support role in Somerset.

His laid back attitude and good sense of humour has seen him fit in very well with the rest of his peers and colleagues alike.


Kelly Brown - Administration Assistant

Kelly Brown

Administration Assistant

Welcome to Kelly Brown, who joined S&B in January 2018 as an Administration Assistant, previously working as an Operations Administrator.

Coming from a busy office, means she has been able to settle into S&B seamlessly


Douglas Matthews - Quality Management Representative

Douglas Matthews

Quality Management Representative

Douglas joined Sweetnam & Bradley Ltd in 1988. Douglas is a graduate of mechanical engineering and has become the backbone of our quality management system.

Along with Christian, Richard and Kayleigh he is a member of the Sweetnam & Bradley Ltd Quality Team, who conduct a rigorous schedule of internal quality audits.


Graham Miles - Company Driver

Graham Miles

Company Driver

Graham joined Sweetnam & Bradley at the beginning of 2008. His laid back attitude always makes an impression on the customers he meets whilst making his deliveries.

When not on the road, Graham can often be found lending a helping hand to his colleagues in Goods Inwards by packing and organising items ready for delivery.