Nick Ford

Talent Placement Specialist

​I was born and raised in south London, and I began my career in hospitality in 2004, working for a distinguished comedy club. My first responsibilities included greeting guests, showing them to their tables and helping with clearing. After following my instincts and subsequently joining the bar team, I fell in love with the hospitality industry. Six months later, I was promoted to assistant manager, which quickly led to me becoming the lead show manager of the largest comedy club in the UK. 

My next move was into the hotel industry and straight into Marriott, where I spent the majority of the next fourteen years. I tried and managed various positions, from bars, restaurants and conferences to the largest hotel event space in the UK. 

In 2019, I took a hiatus to experience the contract-catering world, where I became the operational manager for the Excel exhibition centre, but, before I could finish my time, COVID struck! This led to some soul-searching and so, I took several months off before joining the NHS, where I became an office manager for children’s mental health in schools - this was easily the most rewarding job I had done so far!

As time passed, hotels called me back and this was when I became the assistant director of Marriott’s largest property in banqueting and events. 

At this point in my life, I have moved into the recruitment field in hospitality. I’ve always felt that with the knowledge accrued along the way, helping people to find the job of their dreams was my calling in life. After all, what could be more rewarding than helping others? 

A bit about me... I am a crazy Arsenal fanatic. I love Formula 1 and I spent my early 20s travelling Europe as a DJ.