Cartor announces change of leadership
14 February 2023
Leading security printing group, Cartor Security Printers, has made changes to its leadership structure as part of its succession plans. Andrew Brigham, previously the company’s commercial director, has taken up the new position of managing director from 1 Jan 2023, in place of his father, Ian Brigham, who becomes the firm’s chairman, with key responsibilities for the French division and technical sales.
Ian became involved in stamp production in the mid-’90s when he joined Walsall Security Printers. As a then competitor, Cartor was prevalent in Asia and some European countries, until in 2004, they were acquired by Walsall Security Printers. In 2008, following a management buyout, Ian became managing director. In 2021, the group, consisting of International Security Printers (ISP), Walsall Security Printers (WSP), and France-based Cartor Security Printing, rebranded to become Cartor Security Printers.
“This move is all part of planned progression, as I found myself taking more of a back seat and leaving Andrew to look after the day-to-day running of the company,” commented Ian. “We both very much look forward to the next chapter in Cartor’s history.”
After completing his undergraduate studies in the US, which was interspersed with time working in financial institutions, Andrew worked as a senior associate at PwC UK in Birmingham, before joining his father at Cartor in 2016 as commercial director and a shareholder. The pair have worked closely together in collaboration with the rest of the Cartor team to implement a diversification strategy into other markets and industries.
“Clearly, this is a step-change that both of us have anticipated for some time,” added Andrew. “And despite changing roles, Ian will remain pivotal in the company in looking after our international interests and providing guidance and advice. We are both very clear on our future responsibilities and will be collectively orchestrating Cartor’s plans.”
Cartor’s unique reputation, built from delivering innovative printing solutions to over 180 administrations in the postal sector, has seen the company expand in key markets where it can create highly innovative, secure printing solutions for businesses with high monetary or intellectual value products and services. Over the years, ongoing investment in machinery has enabled the company to achieve high productivity rates in the provision of wide-ranging and unique solutions to help their customers combat fraud and better protect their brands and revenues.
Notes for Editors:
Cartor Security Printers is a world-leading security printer, producing high calibre print for a global client base, from centres in the UK and France.
With their expertise at the forefront of print, ink and materials technology, Cartor Security Printers create highly innovative, secure solutions for industries with high monetary or intellectual value products and services.
From security printing to advanced track and trace and authentication capabilities and ‘tailor-made’ consultancy services, their wide-ranging and unique solutions help companies combat fraud to better protect their brands and revenues.