Nick joined Hardscape in March 2021 as Sustainability Manager having provided advice and support to Hardscape around our integrated management system on a consultancy basis since 2006. During his 20-year consultancy career, Nick has facilitated the implementation of integrated management systems that meet the requirements for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification and has experience of implementing and managing company systems to comply with many other ISO standards including ISO 45001, ISO 13485 and ISO 17025.
Nick has worked as a Lead Auditor for a UKAS approved certification body based in the North West and has undertaken assessments of both new and established management systems against the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards. His role will also include developing the Group’s commitment to Ethics and human rights via our association with the Ethical Trading Initiative and accreditation to the Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard, BES6002 as well as advance our allegiance to a sustained greener environment, both internally within the workplace and externally towards our vision of a zero-carbon ambition.
Outside of work Nick is a keen cyclist and cycling advocate, and previously spent 10 years volunteering as a British Cycling qualified coach, for both road and track disciplines. Nick has a ‘number’ of bikes and firmly subscribes to the concept that the optimum number of bikes to own is expressed by the equation n+1 (where n = the current number of bikes owned). As a proud Yorkshireman, Nick enjoys spending time outdoors in the dales and hills, and despite living in the North West of England for the last 25 years, he remains a diehard Leeds United supporter. Having previously served in the Royal Air Force, Nick remains keenly interested in military history and aviation in particular, and he can be often found staring wistfully into the wide blue yonder. Also, in 2016, Nick fulfilled a lifelong ambition by being awarded a Blue Peter badge!