Nick graduated from the Camborne School of Mines in 1980 with a BSc in Mineral Processing. He then went on to graduate with an MSc from Queens University, Kinston, Ontario, and is currently Vice Chairman of the CSM Trust as well as being a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
Nick has been involved in the mineral processing industry since graduating. In his early career he worked for English China Clays, where he was involved with most aspects of Kaolin and Calcium Carbonate processing. Initially working in R&D roles followed by senior roles in product development and marketing of novel products in non-paper applications.
In 2000 Nick started his own consultancy business focusing on industrial minerals and processing. In 2003 he started Grinding Solutions Ltd incorporating consultancy in the industrial & metalliferous mineral processing with a laboratory facility to allow for mineral evaluation. Grinding Solutions has a worldwide client base and carries out a full range of mineral testing for project evaluation, variability testing and plant optimisation. The business now considers itself to be a world leader in fine grinding focusing on reducing comminution energy and optimising media selection and use in stirred media mills. Grinding Solutions ultimate goal is to develop energy efficient solutions for its clients.