Nick loves building things. After an earlier career with FTSE-100 steel-maker British Steel plc selling steel to large infrastructure projects, he spent the next 20 years building and growing successful professional services, recruitment and interim management firms. He founded Holdsway in 2013 with an entrepreneurial spirit and a goal of promoting interim executives as the ‘expert game changers’ of the economy. Holdsway embraces the values of personalised service, innovation and strong long-term relationships with clients and interims alike.
A graduate in International Business and French from Aston University and Rouen Business School (NEOMA), Nick learned his near-fluent French on the rugby pitches of France playing for Rouen in the French Colleges Cup. This taught him the value building relationships across cultures. Nick is also a mentor for the MBA program at Aston Business School and is a founding member of the CREST Consortium, Surrey’s first sustainability and green business ‘think tank’.
Having grown up in Twickenham and with a mum who was England’s and the RFU’s first qualified female rugby coach, Nick is of course a life-long Harlequins FC supporter. He also enjoys keeping fit with indoor and outdoor cycling, hiking wherever there is a hill, paddleboarding and swimming. Always keen to create with his hands, Nick spends any spare time he has on bread-making, Asian-influenced cooking and learning pottery and ceramics at Loam Studio. Nick has also recently started a part-time MA in Photography with Falmouth University. But most of all he adores spending time with his family.