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Ross Nicholls

Business Development Director

What is your background and role in IR?

I have spent my whole career in sales and marketing. Focusing on brand development and building supply networks within a B2B environment. Much of my career has been spent overseas, which gives me a fantastic insight into different working cultures and what international advisors are looking from their partners.

I manage the UK operation of IR, both in sales and finance. Speaking with members on a daily basis ensures I know what is expected of IR and it's my job to deliver these expectations!

What have been your highlights since joining IR?

Two key points spring to mind; building the IR team to what it is today and the IR events. The events  we host are held three times a year. In February for our ‘Dealmakers’ event, ‘On the Road’ series in May and finally for our annual conference each Autumn. Since 2012 we have held conferences in Brussels, London, Miami, Dubai, Shanghai, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Singapore and Berlin. It is an honour to share time with the members and create brilliant memories for us all.

And what are your passions outside of the office?

As a I have twin daughters, much of time is spent chasing after them! Aside from that, my other personal interests are Sports, Film, Music, Anthropology and 20th century social and political history.

Finally tell us something unique about yourself?

I have a rare 1985 Skyway Street Beat BMX at home which is my pride and joy, and ride it during the summer months to relax.