22 Nov 22 by Kate Gordon
After nearly 50 years in the profession, Nick Holman has announced that he will retire at the end of March 2023.
Nick Holman retires
Nick, who along with the late John Vickery, co-founded Vickery Holman, has seen the firm more than double in size and spread geographically with the successful expansion into Bristol. In 1997 the partnership converted to a limited company with Nick as Chairman, a role he kept until handing over the reins in 2010 as part of the long term succession planning for the business.
He has built a strong reputation and respect, particularly in the field of landlord and tenant and for many years has been a member of the RICS President’s Panels of Arbitrators and Independent Experts.
Nick reflects on his career with satisfaction and respect. “I have been so fortunate to advise many of the major organisations in the west country and the local authorities alongside the strong SME sector. I have been involved with key initiatives and ground-breaking schemes and I now retire while I am still enjoying the job.”
“I was in a position in the early years of my professional life for my career to take a big step up. It is a great personal satisfaction to look back and see the opportunities we have created for our staff to develop. This has been critical in the success of the business and results in us achieving one of my aims, that we became a staff-owned company.”
Vickery Holman’s Managing Director, Mark Pellow, commented that “It has been a privilege to have known and worked alongside Nick for some 30 years. His major contribution to our continuing success as a founding partner and director, will not be forgotten and he will leave us with our very best wishes on the next chapter in his life.”
Nick was born in Plymouth, educated at Plymouth College and apart from the nine years he was in Truro running the firm’s new office, Plymouth has been the base of his career. Alongside his property work, Nick has sought to put back something to the local community into which he was born. He was a member of Plymouth Round Table and Plymouth Rotoract.
He has held trustee director roles in a number of charities including currently Routeways Centre and Havencare Homes and Support. Previous appointments included Plymouth Guild (now Improving Lives Plymouth) and chairing the Board of Governors at City College Plymouth.
Many will recognise Nick for his love of golf, which has seen him as Chairman of Yelverton Golf Club for the past 10 years.