BiographyI'm Nik, I joined Carpenter Oak in 2001 and spent six years as a carpenter, building and raising frames. I now look after our work programme and co-ordinate our projects, teams and timber (I'm glad I learned to juggle all those years ago!). Every day brings a new challenge, but we have fantastic, diverse and resourceful team here. It means it's always enjoyable coming to work.
After a brush with the notion of becoming an engineer when young, my deep passion for the outdoors instead led me to get involved in community projects in the woodlands surrounding Bristol where I learned the basics of woodland crafts, management and became interested in timber framing. I ran a small art gallery and picture framing business before I eventually escaped the big smoke in 1999 and headed for South Devon, where we lived for a time at a crumbling hotel high on the cliffs. I found work in general building for 2 years before joining the Carpenter Oak team.
I have a son who keeps me young at heart. I’m a keen runner and love the moors, river and coastline.