Ashley Brough was born in Cannock and spent his younger years living in Milford and Lower Loxley before moving to Uttoxeter 20 years ago.
Having attended Thomas Alleyne’s High School, then Cauldon College; where he received a distinction for his National Diploma in Business and Finance. He went on to Staffordshire University where he studied Business Management.
He joined Jesse Brough Metals in 1986 and worked as a general operative in the family firm to equip him with knowledge of all the operational aspects of the business, which was metals processing and aluminium smelting. He served a three-year apprenticeship in the casting division, manufacturing high integrity aluminium castings for various generator and marine engine manufacturers. Ashley continued his ‘hands on’ approach to learning the ropes of the business until 1994, when he became the company’s Commercial and Operations Manager at the age of 24.
For family reasons, Ashley took over as Managing Director for one year in 1995. Subsequently, in 1999, he and his brother purchased Jesse Brough Metals.
He is currently the company’s Commercial Director and is responsible for all aspects of the organisation’s commercial strategy and some operational duties, including managing environmental, quality, personnel and health and safety divisions. He is the company’s chief liaison with the Environment Agency and has adopted a good knowledge of environmental legislation in the UK and Europe.
A father of three, Ashely values the time spent with his family. Keen to serve the community he has spent his life living within, he also chairs the Lichfield Cathedral Appeal Committee and sits on their Finance Audit and Risk Committee.