Nick has spent most of his career in retail, working at J Sainsbury, Drivers Jonas and primarily in the retail division of BAA plc. At BAA Nick initially oversaw retail operations, turning over £150m a year. He then became Director of Retail Strategy and was responsible for the successful design, leasing, construction, fit-out and opening of 140 shops and food & beverage outlets at Heathrow Terminal 5. He retired from BAA in 2008.

Nick is now a Non-Executive Director of Poole Hospital and a Trustee of Bridport Arts Centre.