Nigel Berry has taken over the finance responsibilities from former chief financial officer Rachael Nevins, who was promoted to chief executive at the end of last month following the departure of Richard Slee.
Berry joins from Simplify Group, a legal services business, and was praised for his “wealth of industry expertise and knowledge”.
Earlier in his career he spent a decade in the printing industry, holding a variety of senior roles. These included chief operating officer at inkjet integrator Xennia Technology, and prior to that he was finance director and deputy chief executive at inkjet manufacturer Xaar.
Before that was finance director at Rexam’s Printing division, which was sold off in 2000 to what is now Communisis. Berry was part of a Rexam MBO team that attempted to buy the business at the time, but was outbid.
Nevins said the Adare SEC business had “gone through a huge transformational period throughout 2018” and described the future plans for the £67.7m company as “incredibly exciting”.
“Since joining Adare SEC, I’ve seen the company strive to continue to service clients in the best possible way and look into how processes can be developed and improved. Adare SEC has forward-thinking plans which are focused on ensuring we stay ahead of the curve, continue to enhance customer service and provide a platform to grow the company even further,” she said.
Adare SEC has operations in Huddersfield, Redditch, Nottingham and Guildford. It specialises in secure documents customer communications.
The business is owned by private equity house Endless LLP, which also owns sister company Adare International.