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Commercial background

Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler had the idea for Charles Tyrwhitt in 1986, whilst studying Geography at Bristol University. He set out to make the best shirts, using only the finest materials, at great value and with unbeatable service.

After a stint with strategy consultants Bain & Co, Nick went "full-time" in 1990. Financed by a foray into the classic car market, he started with 8 shirts and 8 ties in a single page leaflet.

This led to the opening of a Jermyn Street shop in 1997, a website in 1998 and overseas expansion with a Paris store in 2001 and a New York store on Madison Avenue in 2003.

The company continues to grow rapidly in the UK and internationally with a team of 845 incredible people.

Nick is chairman and majority shareholder of and a non-executive director of The White Company. He is married to its founder Chrissie Rucker. They have four children and live in Oxfordshire.

Social and philanthropic background

Nick is a supporter of education with particular emphasis on encouraging young people to start their own business. He talks regularly in schools and colleges. He has funded eight startup businesses through Student Upstarts and has recently endowed the Wheeler Family Charitable Trust.

  • Will help with
  • Business development
  • HR & team
  • Marketing & PR
  • Raising investment
  • Strategy & planning
  • Philanthropic Interests
  • Education


Inspirational Youth

Inspirational Youth

Eamonn Madden

We improve the behaviour, attitude, attendance and academic attainment of young people through innovative game based trainings.

Helped me identify weakness

Spending time with Nick was valuable as it allowed me to identify the weaknesses in the business and his personal traits for success.

Hive Manchester

Hive Manchester

Damian Payton

Hive Manchester helps organisations create digital making activities for young people.

Incredibly easy to talk to

Nick was incredibly easy to talk to and really understood my idea and the issues I face. He asked good questions that made me think and offered some very clear pointers on what to do next.

Future Frontiers

Future Frontiers

Dominic Baker

At Future Frontiers we believe that all young people can be motivated by their aspirations. To ignite that motivational force, we recruit and train top university students and professionals to deliver a face-to-face career coaching programme.

A great opportunity to get buy in!

Nick was very effective at understanding our organisation and at giving solid advice on how to grow and scale up. It was great to get the chance to tell him about our work and we're exploring how he might be able to stay involved after our meeting.


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