Our Team

David Nicol

Managing Director

David is the Managing Director at NB. He founded the business in Shetland in 2002, after gaining a degree in Law from the University of Edinburgh.

He has extensive planning experience and manages hundreds of digital projects for clients in Shetland, Orkney and further afield. He oversees all of NB’s work to ensure quality control and client satisfaction.

David is skilled at distilling complex technical subjects into an easy-to-understand format. He uses this ability when leading NB’s strategy work on large projects, particularly those relating to destination marketing.

He's responsible for the continued growth of NB and is passionate about demonstrating that a small agency in Shetland can compete extremely effectively against competition from anywhere else in the country.

He is hugely interested in the subject and practice of entrepreneurship, and was selected to attend the Entrepreneurial Development Programme at MIT in Boston in 2009. He has acted as both an advisor and judge for the Young Enterprise programme, as well as judging the Shell STEP awards. He is a former board member at Shetland Enterprise and panel member of Youth Business Scotland (formerly PSYBT).

David spends much of his spare time with his wife and three young sons. He is a keen footballer and plays golf to a decent standard. He also spends an increasing amount of his ‘sport time’ coaching junior age groups. He is a very keen supporter of the Shetland Folk Festival and various Up Helly Aas in Shetland.