After a 7 year career at sea as a Navigating Officer on tankers and bulk carriers, Nick returned to academia in 1985, studying Maritime Commerce at Cardiff University. After University, his shore based career began working for Sea Containers, before specialising in ferry operations with Sealink, then Stena Line and Holyman, working in the UK, Ireland, Belgium and Spain. Nick left the ferry world for 4 years working in a niche 5 star cruise operation before returning to ferries to run the services from Scotland to the Orkney and Shetland isles. In 2008, he took on the role of CEO of the Bachmann Marine business before buying out the operation from Peter Bachmann in 2013.
As well as his degree in Maritime Commerce, Nick is a member of both The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and The Institute of Directors. Nick is also a fully qualified Lead Auditor and DPA & Company Security Officer.
Nick is avid supporter of his childhood football team, Everton, but sadly cannot go to as many matches as he would like, due to living in Guernsey. In his spare time, he is a keen walker and in recent years has undertaken many walks for charity around Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Wight, pushing his completion times for each one.
A little known fact about Nick:
When at sea, his ship was in dry-dock in Malta. Serving on-board was a mixed European and Indian crew. Following a social event with the dockyard managers, a challenge was offered. Could the ships crew play a game of Hockey against the Maltese National Hockey Team?
After a few drinks (to raise expectations) the match was set up for the following weekend at the National Stadium. The result was 13 -1 to the Maltese but Nick scored what was described as the best goal of the game! However, on questioning Nick, he is not exactly clear which side he scored for!
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