Nick joined the team as Professor of Practice for Hospitality Management in 2020 having just stepped back from his role as Managing Director for Langdale Leisure Limited.  

Nick brings a wealth of industry experience having worked for Marriott and Scottish and Newcastle earlier in his career and leading a £15m investment in the Langdale Estate through the previous decade.  A well-known figure in Lake District tourism Nick has championed environmental sustainability and destination management.  He has chaired the Lake District Business Task Force and Nurture Lake District (Lake District Foundation) and held board positions for Norman Nicholson CIC, Outdoor Mobility and Rydal Hall Ltd.

Alongside Jackie, his wife, they now run their own consultancy business, which provides business support directly and via the Chamber of Commerce, Local Enterprise Partnership.  Nick also sits as a NED for Cumbria Tourism, on the board of Millom Town Deal and as part of a sector group for Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership, whilst also remaining an active member of the Lake District Business Task Force.  He is currently undertaking a PhD in Tourism and Hospitality at the University of Cumbria.

Qualifications and memberships

BA, Hospitality and Catering Management, Manchester Metropolitan University