Nick Smales is a consultant working in the regeneration and growth sector, having previously been a Director in a number of local authorities.
His experience includes leading major regeneration schemes including the Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder in Hull and East Yorkshire, the London 2012 Olympics programme for the London Borough Tower Hamlets and the Nine Elms Partnership for Wandsworth. As Director of Economy, Planning and Place in West Sussex he was responsible for the authority’s £800m, 5-year rolling capital programme.
Nick was also the Managing Director of two national subsidiary companies for the Places for People Group (PfP) establishing one of the businesses from scratch and building it into a provider of early years services nationally. He was also Group Head of Area Regeneration whilst at PfP, developing transformational regeneration programmes in various locations.
In addition to consultancy assignments, Nick is also undertaking PhD research at the University of Reading focused on the relationship between public sector clients and the construction industry.