Paul Lomas, Group Human Resources Director, Oxford University Press.
Nick completed an interim Head of Reward assignment for me at Oxford University Press. As the first global reward resource at OUP, Nick's initial challenge was to develop meaningful stakeholder relationships in a highly federated business. Achieving this laid the foundation for two key successes which were the creation and implementation of a global bonus structure aligned to key business drivers and a revised approach to RemCo matters resulting in the appointment of new advisors to the committee. Technically strong with a commercial outlook, Nick was a true partner to the business, an influencer who knew how to get "stuff" done and a great team member within a newly formed function and team. Nick, it was a pleasure to work with you.
Gary Fisher, Owner/Director, GEFConsult Limited.
I have worked with Nick in three separate companies and each time he has shown great professionalism in dealing with people at all levels on matters of reward. He is both strategic and operational, looking at the longer-term value of good total reward and handling shorter term difficulties and issues of introduction and implementation. He is tenacious and a man of integrity. He also has a good sense of humour which helps in his role as a senior reward leader. I have no hesitation in recommending Nick for senior roles in total reward.
Julie Welch, Group HR Director, Wincanton Plc.
Nick completed an interim reward manager role at Wincanton for me and during his time successfully delivered frameworks that helped the HR team and wider organisation think ‘total reward’; developed changes to the company car policy to deliver c£900k of savings and evolved the bonus policy and application driving clear line of sight mechanisms between targets and bonus awards. All this was done whilst listening to the evolving needs of the organisation and being a supportive extended member of the HR team. More importantly - all delivered with good humour and collaboration.
Gavin Hayward, Chief HR Officer, Kindred Group.
Nick has provided me with excellent support on a variety of reward projects and BAU activities over recent years including Bonus Re-design and administration, employee share schemes and salary review management. He is very professional in his approach and is able to work effectively with in house resource.
Karen Robinson, HR Director, PGDS.
Nick and I worked together on two occasions at Prudential. He initially developed and led the reward programme for a newly created IT organisation, including design and implementation of a career framework, pay review process and harmonisation project. In a separate assignment, Nick led Union pay review talks, redesigned the annual bonus plan and supported a significant transformation programme. Nick is a pleasure to work with; he is a capable, delivery-focused and confident reward leader who is also an excellent team player and stakeholder manager.
Gary Vincent, Chief of Staff, M&G Prudential.
Nick is a true HR professional, particularly skilled as a subject matter expert in the remuneration and reward space. Comfortable with stakeholders at all levels of seniority Nick delivers solid advice backed up by knowledge acquired over many years in his chosen discipline. I would strongly recommend Nick as someone who delivers excellent business outcomes to an organisation whilst working with both energy and enthusiasm for his sponsor.