Nikki joined the Chartered Trading Standards Institute as commercial director with more than 20 years experience working in local government. Nikki previously worked for Cambridgeshire trading standards where she launched several consumer and business-based initiatives including the Ask Cedric website and Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP), which were piloted in Cambridgeshire.
Nikki has served on the CTSI council and board and also has experience as a head of service, a position she held in Cambridgeshire from February 2013. As head of service, Nikki worked closely with businesses, helping to develop one of the largest primary authorities in the country.
Nikki is very passionate about trading standards and recognises the pressure services are currently under and the difficulties many trading standards staff are facing. Nikki believes that CTSI is key in helping to ensure a long term sustainable future for the profession. Her role will lead and develop the commercial operations of the institute to contribute in helping to ensure that the trading standards profession goes from strength to strength.
In additional to her trading standards achievements, Nikki was named the Guardian’s public servant of the year in 2004 and was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2010.