Nick Shaw

Non-executive Director

Are you aiming to get a start-up off the ground, either as an owner-manager, or with VC backing? Do you have an established operation looking for a major turnaround? In both cases, let us send you Nick Shaw.

Nick has over 30 years’ experience in the field, with a strong strategic, operational and commercial track record. He knows how to build a successful team, how to drive a project and keep the details right, and how to create value for both the customer base and the investor.

Nick has lived and worked in China, the USA, Australia and Europe in private and public companies, so he can give you the broad view. He’s a confident and comfortable communicator, adept at building lasting relationships with stakeholders, clients and investors. The same skills can be put to use in communicating your vision to the public, to local interest groups, to customers, and (last but not least) to your staff.

Key skills

  • Executive and non-executive leadership
  • Technology and innovation realisation
  • Strategic business planning, operational execution and team building
  • Sales and marketing
  • Supply chain and commercial contract handling
  • Business coaching and change management
  • Financial planning, fund raising, and delivering on budget.
  • Carla and her team have broad experience in the industry. Apart from being very supportive in inventing (new) concepts, they also make use of their many years of experience when implementing these concepts. Their ultimate goal is to let people enjoy honest and good food.

    Marcel Bisselink, Owner, Daily Fresh Food, Galeen, Netherlands
  • Carla and her team worked tirelessly with us to ensure our very international and cross-cultural needs were met with great creativity and skill. They listened to us, responded to our needs and delivered above expectations.

    Angela Hencher, Director of Business Administration, Dulwich College, Shanghai Pudong
  • They are brave enough to challenge others in pursuit of the ultimate solution, whether it be behind the scenes with kitchen flow and catering management, or front-of-house service and design.

    Richard Russell, Catering Equipment Distributor Director, Western Blueprint
  • If all companies who serve the independent school sector had your breadth of vision and openness of mind, I have little doubt that the sector would be a richer and more exciting place to be.

    Phillip Godfrey, Bursar, Halliford School
  • During the negotiation process, Carla’s knowledge and expertise enabled our company to achieve a very strong commercial outcome, and some significant savings were yielded from the exercise.

    Penny Arnold, Commercial & Operations Director, Fusion Lifestyle