Why Nick would be an effective mentor
- Pembrokeshire-born Nick and his wife own and run Newgale Holidays, a self-catering camping business and farm shop in one of Pembrokeshire’s most spectacular coastal locations.
- After graduating in agriculture and business, Nick then spent eight years developing his own Pembrokeshire-based business, Pembrokeshire Agrisolutions, a primary farming business producing combinable crops and livestock including residential property interests. Established in July 2000 through direct land and property acquisitions, the business remains operational to date with a growing portfolio.
- In 2008, he moved to China, having been appointed as agriculture development manager for British Sugar plc Asia Pacific region. Through a series of promotions and studying at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, he worked up to the role of agriculture development director for Asia Pacific.
- He repatriated home to Pembrokeshire in 2021 and today, Nick’s Newgale tourism enterprise is run alongside a 205-acre farming business and Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) property portfolio.
- With ambitious plans for the future of their tourism enterprise, the couple have recently gained planning approval from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park for a development of holiday lodges, under their Newgale Holidays brand.
- They are also at the initial stages of establishing a vertical farming venture which involves growing food indoors in tiers many storeys high, with LEDs providing vital light for crops grown using hydroponics, where plant growth is fuelled by liquid nutrients fed into a soil-free medium.
- Open-minded and lateral thinking, this highly organised and astute businessman is an experienced coach, who will encourage you to talk about your aims and ambitions, to ‘think outside the box’ and help you realise the potential of your diversification venture.
Current farm business
- 205 acre farm within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
- 80kw of wind and solar pv renewables
- Newgale Holidays in Roch, near Haverfordwest, offers 5* luxury holiday experiences including holiday cottages, camping and caravanning within one mile of Newgale beach.
- The holiday business has been shortlisted for the Croeso Awards 2022
- 1997 – 2000 BSc Hons Agriculture & Business (Aberystwyth University)
- 2000 to date – Founder and Partner of Pembrokeshire Agrisolutions
- 2008 – 2021 British Sugar plc (promoted to Agri Development Director, Asia Pacific)
- 2020 to date – Newgale Holidays, Pembrokeshire
- International Business Leaders Qualification (Hong Kong Business School)
- Executive Coach (qualification obtained through British Sugar plc)
- Board director for Visit Pembrokeshire
- Clerk to Roch and Nolton Community Council
- Treasurer for local playgroup charity
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