Where are you based and what do you do?
Nicholas Wylde is located in the treasure trove of unique independent shops that is Northumberland Place, and has been located there for over 30 years.
What inspired you to start your business?
Nicholas’ mind has always been brimming with ideas. Opening a shop was the ideal outlet for this passion for unique jewellery design and to bring this to the people of Bath and Bristol.
What do you love about running a business in Bath?
The best thing is the local business community. From day one, opening a shop at the age of 23, Nicholas had the support and advice of the local businesses surrounding him. Taking influence from this, he continues to advise and help new budding business entrepreneurs ever since.
You’ve got five minutes to grab a sandwich, where do you go?
Nicholas tends to avoid a regular sandwich routine and usually eats very healthily, but he has been known to sneak next door for a bacon and egg baguette …on white bread too!
Where’s your favourite place to book for a business lunch?
It depends on the style of meeting, but he will choose Rosarios Cafe on our street (Northumberland Place) for a quick chat; Nicholas will always choose an independent business over a chain restaurant or cafe.
Which bar do you head to after a tough day?
It has to be the Gin Bar, on Queen St, for a glass of my favourite gin – Silent Pool
Tell us about another Bath business you love and why?
Nicholas loves businesses for very individual reasons, but will feel particularly inclined to shop or dine somewhere when the owners are clearly passionate about what they do – just as he is himself. Fellow retailers like Tim from Moss of Bath, Aly from Gabucci, and Katherine Anthony’s Opticians who are driving their businesses forward, constantly investing, are all long established companies in Bath that are well worth a visit.
What advice would you give to someone starting a business in the city?
A passion for your business is essential. It’s best not to expect to make money in the first 5 years. Research your product. Know your market; And location location location.
Thank you so much, Nicholas!