Nick Wheeler OBE
13 May 2019
Nick Wheeler OBE – Founder and Chairman of Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts
Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler had the idea for Charles Tyrwhitt in 1986, whilst studying Geography at Bristol University. 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. There are now 44 stores.
The company continues to grow rapidly in the UK and internationally with sales of £220M in 2018.
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.
Nick was awarded an OBE for services to retail in December 2017.
Nick’s hobbies and interests include flying (helicopters), skiing, cycling (Lands End to John O Groats this September), tennis, shooting and photography.
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