Current positions: Board member of Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism. Town Councillor – Coleford and currently serving as Mayor.
Brief experience: Nick is the owner of Nick Penny Event Services – a complete solution for all aspects of event design, production and marketing. Nick’s ethos is one of ‘bringing the pieces together’ using his knowledge of the market place, strategic supplier relationships and combined purchasing power to provide a fully managed event solution to clients from small private businesses, local authorities and corporations. Examples of Nick’s events include Coleford Music Festival (co-director), Coleford Busking Festival and many of the Coleford Town Centre events including the Big Screen Weekend for Wimbledon held in 2016.
Nick has been actively involved in the local community of Coleford for the last 15 or so years through the Town Council, Tourism Groups, local events and regeneration forums.
Key skills: Event Management, Town Centre Management, Tourist Information, Communication.
Reasons for being a board member: Nick was co-opted onto the board in November 2017 following 2 years of developing and managing the Tourism Information Centre in Coleford. Nick is passionate about growing the appeal of the destination and creating strong identities for each of the market towns as well as the many picturesque villages in the area.