Former Gratterpalm co-owner Robert Beckram has joined The Brand Nursery as financial director.

Beckram was part of the management buy-out team at Gratterpalm in 2002 and spent 10 years at the Leeds agency before leaving in 2011.

Robert Beckram

Robert Beckram

He’s also held a consultant role at Finn Communications and is an investor in food and product photography agency, 51 Degrees North Studio. He’s also recently acquired an MBA.

He said: “I’m very excited to be part of the team. The Brand Nursery has fantastic brand, design and insight credentials and an impressive client portfolio particularly in the food & drink, white goods and airline categories.

“It is clear to me that the business is focused on strengthening its core offering to customers through investment in its people, office space and infrastructure. I envisage this investment to continue through 2015 and strongly believe that The Brand Nursery is in a perfect position to move on to greater success.”

Chris Blythe, co-founder and director of Leeds-based The Brand Nursery, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Robert to the team. He brings a wealth of experience and will help support the business as we continue our growth.”

Beckram replaces the retiring David Greenwood, who has been with the company since it was founded in 2006.