Nick has over 28 years of experience in the food development and procurement sector. After studying at Leeds Metropolitan University, Nick started his career in hotels working at Gleneagles and held several senior posts with the Forte Group and for Welcome Break. He then moved to Scottish and Newcastle Retail as Head of Food and Retail Development and was involved in the sale of S&N Retail to Spirit. His wealth of experience allows him to give added value and innovation in the areas of purchasing and brand and offer development. He was founding member of the Food Development Association and Chairman for two years, and most recently held the position of Operations Director and Procurement Director in Contract Catering and prior to being at Valor was head of Hounslow Councils school catering operation setting it up as a private operation in partnership with Compass the first venture of its kind.