Nick Taylor – Chief Executive

July 30, 2015 | admin

Nick’s five steps to PEACE

We asked each of our team members, five steps that everyone can take to bring about Peace.

P – Project at the Foundation everyone should know about

E – Extremism challenge that needs resolving

A – A fact people might know about the Foundation

C – Colleague at the Foundation you want people to get to know

E – Everyone can help the cause of peace by….

Here are Nick’s answers:

P – Project at the Foundation everyone should know about

We were founded 20 years ago by victims for victims and so I want everybody who is affected by terrorism, war or political violence to know that the Survivors Assistance Network is here to assist them and that we can provide emotional and practical steps to help people cope and recover.

E – Extremism challenge that needs resolving

Young people face many challenges in their lives and the way they learn to think and act for themselves can come under the influence of powerful people who support violent conflict to achieve their means.  We need to give young people the skills to think critically and about the consequences of their actions on others as the Foundation does with its THINK project.

A – A fact people might know about the Foundation

We are a 24-hour operation.  Our fantastic security and housekeeping team work through the small hours resetting the venue for the next activity.  So, whilst you are asleep, they are hard at work.

C – Colleague at the Foundation you want people to get to know

Tracy Holland is our administrator.  A charity is not only governed by charity law but is a company, so the administration has to be right and we are a top operating charity, so it is people like Tracy who are keeping this organisation running smoothly.

E – Everyone can help the cause of peace by….

When you do any online shopping, support us through a FREE donation using  It doesn’t cost you a penny as the retailer gives us a donation every time you buy.  All you have to do is select us as your chosen charity then click a button every time you buy online.

Nick’s Professional Profile

Nick is the Chief Executive at the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace and a director of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Centre. The Foundation is a unique Non-Governmental Organisation that prevents, resolves and responds to violent conflict.

Prior to this appointment, Nick played a significant role in developing Bodyproject from new business startup in 2007 to a position as one of the North West’s high growth companies.

Bodyproject is also the co-founder with Acervale Ltd of thisway – a trading brand.

Nick’s experience encompasses all aspects of leadership, fiduciary board level direction, governance and internal control, partnerships and programme management.

His 25-year career in communications has covered many disciplines including advertising, political affairs, internal communications, media, corporate responsibility, marketing, and public relations.

A former Director of Communications at United Utilities, and Head of Public Relations at Information Technology Services Agency, Nick has led large teams and has commercial, contract, and procurement management experience working with budgets of over £5million.

As a high-performance business coach, Nick believes it is imperative that every employee cares deeply about business success; that they are fully involved and able and eager to rise to the challenges of sustainability.

For Nick this is a vital sign – a check on the pulse of the organisation – and it gives him a pretty accurate impression of overall business health.

For Nick “work is about more than making a living – it should be meaningful and substantive.”

Charity, social and community enterprise, and corporate and social responsibility programmes are close to Nick’s heart and he has invested a significant amount of his personal time and energies over the past decade into his roles at various charities.

Nick was shortlisted as Business Man of the Year in the Warrington Business Awards 2015.  He was the twice winner of the Business in the Arts board member of the year and once the winner of the business adviser of the year.  He directed the team that won the National Utility Team of the year for work on the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Specialities include: Stakeholder Management, PR Public Relations, Public Affairs, Advertising, Marketing, Social Marketing, Direction, Leadership, Internal / Employee Communications, Design, Charities, Utilities, Peace Education, Social Progress, Health, Politics, Media, Media Training, branding & identity, intangible assets, intellectual capital, reputation management, relationships, crisis management, risk management, peace building and conflict resolution studies

Nick Taylor Professional Profile