After a student apprenticeship with Richard Thomas and Baldwins, and a spell with Broken Hill Pty in Australia, Nick worked as an engineer and planner for the British Steel Corporation in South Wales and London. He joined John Laing plc in 1980 and as manager of Strategic Planning he worked on strategy for technology and sustainability for the process sector, housebuilding, construction, building material manufacture and facilities management.
In 2003 he established his own consultancy, and started working on SAMI Consulting projects in 2005. He is skilled in horizon scanning and scenarios for the public and private sectors, in industry and in services.
He has an MA in engineering from Oxford University, and an MSc in business studies from Imperial College, London. He is a co-author of “Le Batiment en Grande-Bretagne” published by the French Chamber of Commerce in London. He is a SAMI Principal.
His SAMI projects have included work with Sovereign Housing Association, Allen and Overy, the Future of Services to the Public, ICT Infrastructure in the City of London, and several projects on future skills needs for the UK, including specialised reports on the construction industry and the automotive retail sector.