Nick began working as an apprentice for Kent-based rocking horse makers, Stevenson Brothers, in 1994. In 2001, he took a large leap into self-employment, where he started designing and making bespoke cabinetry and joinery from a small garden-based workshop. Demand for his work grew and Nick began working in a partnership and taking on his first apprentice. Gradually, his team flourished and they moved into Old Surrenden Manor's industrial estate.
Nick’s unique ability to visualise and design very beautiful spaces, complemented by thorough and unrivalled practical knowledge have positioned him as a respected and popular designer. He designs and oversees all of Collins Bespoke’s projects.
Having been an elite level cyclist, when he is not working, Nick still rides and runs, competitively. In 2017, he targeted the Alp d’Huez Triathlon as a 40th birthday present to himself and to raise money for the William Harvey’s Special Care Baby Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.