Nick grew up in Winchester where he attended Henry Beaufort School to study for his O Levels, before moving to Eastleigh College near Southampton to complete a BTEC in Business and Finance. During his time at both schools, Nick pursued his passion for radio broadcasting, seeing him volunteer for BBC Radio Solent working on their youth programme. Nick’s continued dedication to the station saw him perform a myriad roles for the programme, including news story journalist, features presenter and DJ for the top forty countdown.
Upon leaving Eastleigh College, Nick was given a full time job at BBC Radio Solent as a Radio Producer. Once again, he assumed many roles, including Co-Producer for the Saturday sports programme, morning light entertainment show and the afternoon current affairs slot and Presenter of travel news, shipping forecast and newspaper reviews section as well as presenting his own Sunday afternoon sports and music programme.
Upon relocating to Devon, Nick left the world of radio. Following a two year period of public sector work, he pursued a new career path altogether, completing an NVQ Level 3 qualification in Painting and Decorating. Joining a national construction company, Nick very quickly rose through the ranks, assuming the position of Foreman on large-scale projects and refurbishments.
After four years, Nick left his role as foreman to join the Valuations Office, reassessing properties for Council Tax banding in Hampshire, before becoming a Surveyor for Sanctuary Housing Association. It was in this role that Nick became heavily involved in property maintenance and management programmes. His various roles with Sanctuary Housing Association included National Contracts Coordinator and National Planned Maintenance Manager, where he was responsible for a team of over 150 employees based all across the country. His final role within the property industry saw him take up the position of National Consultancy Services Manager for Sanctuary Maintenance, which saw his skills developing services to sell to external clients to encourage profit making for company subsidiaries. After two years in this position, he left to join the University of Exeter as a Property Maintenance Contracts Manager before joining Newton Abbot College in March 2015.
As Business Manager at Newton Abbot College, Nick is responsible for all support services at the Academy. Working closely with the Principal, Nick helps manage the College’s financial matters as well as leading the Facilities Management, Business Administration Services, Reprographics, IT and Marketing Teams.
“Newton Abbot College is a great place to work. I enjoy building on the energy of the students to help provide them with the best possible learning environment the College can offer. I am completely committed to ensuring the facilities offered at Newton Abbot College are the best they can be; which, in turn, helps deliver great teaching and learning. We will also be focussing on the local community in the coming months, to ensure that they too have access to our great facilities. A College is not only a place for our young people to learn; it should also be the beating heart of any community.”
A College is not only a place for our young people to learn; it should also be the beating heart of any community