Nicola started her career in the legal industry over 17 years ago with her most recent role being Head of Crown Court for the largest criminal defence firm in Shropshire. After witnessing the vicious circle of re-offending due to lack of opportunity, support and education, she assisted with the design of a modular housing system in order that those who had limited skills, no construction experience but that wanted to make a difference and change their lives, could gain experience and skills and assist with the housing shortage in the UK and abroad.
Nicola has contributed to many leading reports on modular housing working with local and central Government. She was recognised in 2017 by the Royal Society Of Arts and gained a prestigious Fellowship for her encouragement of Innovation and Communities. She was a finalist in the Women in Business Awards in 2017 and has also won awards for Best Criminal Rehabilitation Initiative in 2017 and the SME Excellence Award for Construction 2017.