Nicholas Cook is the Director General of the Gin Guild, a spirit industry body which aims to promote the gin category across the globe, enhancing its image and widening its appeal to worldwide consumers. It promotes and encourages commitment to excellence in gin distillation and industry custodianship of the spirit category.
Nicholas is also qualified as both a solicitor and a Notary Public. He was a partner of a leading regional commercial law firm for over 20 years where he led the commercial property department, including advising on licenced property. He undertook that in conjunction with his notarial practice and a number of external business and not for profit external business, charitable and voluntary appointments in the wider business community.