Nick started his first company in 2010, Medical Supermarket, designed to help GP surgeries save money on everything they buy. Five years on, they have won a number of industry awards, employ 17 staff and turnover £4m. In 2014, Nick founded Snaffling Pig; makers of big, bold flavoured pork crackling. He also supports young entrepreneurs grow their own companies as he believes that it's important that we encourage young people to embrace their creativity.

 
 

NICK's top tip

"The only way your start-up will survive is through innovation. You must offer something new that your customers haven't seen before. This innovation can be either flavours or formats/ingredients, wrapped up with an exciting and engaging brand. Make sure your product fits in with the trends in the marketplace as this will make it easy for trade buyers to say 'yes' and list your product."

Catch Nick at Speed Mentoring