Nicky took over the commercial management of the Firm in September 2016, having been a client for nearly 30 years, taking the Firm to market on 8th May 2018 at a valuation of £70m+. In 1992, Nicky acquired the Brands Hatch Leisure Group, which owned and ran a motor racing circuit. She was involved in its subsequent stock market listing in 1996 and sale in 1999. Initially valued at £6 million when she took over, Nicky helped build it into the largest organiser and promoter of motorsport in Europe before it was sold for over $195 million to Interpublic, the US marketing giant. She was named Veuve Cliquot Business Woman of the Year in 1997, and she remains, the award’s youngest ever recipient.
Nicky subsequently ran a private family office with private equity investments in the USA and Europe. In 2014, she was appointed as a Board Member of the Government’s Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB), an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, to help government boost growth in business.