At the age of sixty-four Nigel is writing his first novel with the intention of making writing, literature and related activities, a viable fifth career.
Most of his adult life was in Bristol with wife, and three children now in their thirties. A diverse and erratic professional life started as a schoolteacher trained in English and History. Escaped teaching to participate in two-year Operation Drake expedition, sailing the Atlantic and exploring jungles. Then had a forty-year business career, initially in client services, with extensive travel and residing in Japan and USA. In 1993 started a solo business from home and sold it thirteen years later to FTSE 50 Experian. By that time, it operated in twenty countries, managed data on 110,000 petrol stations and employed/contracted 250 people.
In 2006, moved to Mumbai and set up two Indian businesses in advertising and consultancy. In 2017, moved from India to Canterbury to be near his ninety-year-old father. Worked on a part-time project supporting trade between the UK and India for HM Government. In February 2019, made a personal commitment not to seek alternative work for one year to focus on a writing career.