Nick started his career in 1981 working in London advertising agency Foote Cone and Belding followed by nine years at Lowe Howard Spink. In that time Nick worked across many clients including Tesco, Heineken, Whitbread, Vauxhall, Wicks, Weetabix, Bauer Publishing and Hanson Group Companies.
Nick started his own agency, Mustoes Merriman Levy ("Mustoes"), in 1993, which he ran as an independent agency for 15 years, with a brief period under the ownership of Japanese multi-national Hakuhodo. During this time the agency managed clients including Kia Cars, Lloydspharmacy, Doctor Marten, Bauer Publishing, Coca Cola, and Unilever. In 2008 Mustoes merged with a leading PR agency Geronimo to form Kindred, the first fully integrated PR & Advertising agency. Nick subsequently led an MBO of Kindred in 2010.
Nick has always had a keen interest in business, backing start-up companies ranging from Hall & Partners (research), ABC Connection (on-line publishing) to Caravell (industrial refrigeration MBO). He also is Chairman of Kempton Park Racecourse, a trustee of charity Starlight Children's Foundation and a non-executive director of Hub Capital (corporate finance).