Communicating with passion is an important part of conveying persuasive messages, and so Nick’s move into public affairs following a career in the entertainment industry means he is ideally equipped to provide the necessary counsel and insight to the challenges clients face.
In 2006 Nick decided to follow his political and community interests and was elected councillor for his local London borough where he put his experience to good use. As an elected member Nick came to realise that the default stand-off between the community on one side and developers on the other need not be so. His approach successfully brought both “sides” together to find the best outcome for all. This hands-on experience in community engagement has given Nick a unique insight into how developers and residents can work together to benefit the local area.
This is his guiding approach since founding Cratus in 2009, and has proven successful on a diverse range of projects from regeneration schemes in London such as Haringey Heartlands to work on heritage assets such as Cherkley Court. Working with the National Grid on Haringey Heartlands gave Nick a meaningful understanding of the delicacies involved with working alongside a public body.
More recently Nick has been integral to building our portfolio of local authority clients for whom we provide strategic advice, counsel and mentoring.