The University of Bristol hosted the 3rd annual SETsquared Student Enterprise Awards on 6th June at the MShed. The awards are a showcase of the achievements of students and graduate entrepreneurs from the five universities and the mentors, champions and initiatives that have helped them thrive.
Whilst studying Geography at the University of Bristol, Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler had the idea for Charles Tyrwhitt in 1986. 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 sales of £130m forecast for 2012/13.
Nick is a non-executive director of The White Company and is married to its founder Chrissie Rucker. They have four children and live in Oxfordshire.
You can view the nominees by clicking on the categories in the menu on the left hand side.