Nick Walmsley
BSc (Hons) Business and Management, 2014

Nicholas Walmsley

Entrepreneur Nick’s passion for enterprise began during his degree. As part of the Graduate Enterprise Scheme, he started a successful second-hand textbook business, winning a place at the North West Regional Finals. After graduation, Nick, and fellow graduate Gareth Abbott, combined their business degrees with a love of military history to launch Esprit Tours, a company that runs trips to battlefield sites for schools and veterans.

Nick believes ambition, strong business knowledge and courage are at the heart of Esprit’s success. The business continues to grow with the recent introduction of virtual reality technology, which aims to bring the battlefields to even bigger audiences.

“We have worked with hundreds of pupils to inspire them to dig deeper into history. We have taken schoolchildren on trips that will create unforgettable memories and form friendships that will last a lifetime. I am proud to say that Esprit Tours has made a big impact on the attitude towards history and education for hundreds of pupils.”

Nick Walmsley