NickCook.Works – A Team with a Wealth of Experience to Deliver.

NICK COOK

Author & Storyteller

Nick is a storyteller with a background in business consulting and technical journalism. He has written 20 fiction and non-fiction books, including a number of ghost-written Sunday Times bestsellers. His non-fiction The Hunt For Zero Point was an Amazon bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic. His new thriller, The Grid, was published by Penguin Random House in November 2019. Nick started as a technology reporter for the world-renowned Jane’s Defence Weekly in the 1980s – rising to become its award-winning aerospace editor – and has maintained a strong interest in technology and technology trends ever since. After Jane’s, he set up Dynamixx, working at the top levels of the aerospace and defence industry to find solutions to global ‘grand challenges’ such as climate change, renewable energy, pollution and sustainable, smart/resilient cities. He has since helped ‘storytell’ for a number of multinational corporations, all of them leaders in the sustainability field.

TRACY EDWARDS MBE

Author & Adventurer

Tracy shot to fame in 1990 when she skippered the first all-female crew to sail around the world when Maiden raced in the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race. She had battled male prejudices to get Maiden to the start line, but nine months later Maiden had won two legs and come second overall – the best result for a British boat since 1977 and still unbeaten today. Tracy was awarded an MBE and Royal Jordanian Air Force ‘wings’ from King Hussein, Maiden’s benefactor. She went on to lead many more record-breaking campaigns before restoring Maiden in 2018 and managing The Maiden Factor, with the boat taking on a two-year world tour to raise funds and awareness for girls’ education. Tracy has documented her story in two remarkable books, Maiden (1990) and Living Every Second (2001). Her third book, Maiden Rises, is due for publication in 2020.

JOHN McCARTHY

Writer & Broadcaster

John is a writer and broadcaster. On his first foreign assignment, to Lebanon in 1986, he was abducted by Islamic Fundamentalists and held hostage for over five years. This experience was explored in the book Some Other Rainbow (co-written with Jill Morrell). His other books are Between Extremes (with Brian Keenan), A Ghost Upon Your Path: An Irish Journey and You Can’t Hide the Sun: A Journey through Palestine. Alongside his writing John has worked in television for the BBC, ITV, Sky Arts and Al Jazeera, and on radio for the BBC World Service and Radio 4. He was awarded the CBE in 1992 and is a patron of the charity Freedom From Torture.

SUSIE LUNT

Journalist & Editor

Susie is a journalist and editor with solid experience of working for broadsheets, magazines, publishers and corporates in the UK, Central Europe and South East Asia. She has covered topics ranging from international humanitarian nutrition science to business and industry in Greater China/Asia Pacific, and how to live and work in the emerging nations of the former Eastern bloc. Over the years, her blue-chip clients have ranged from PwC to British Airways, Royal DSM and the UN’s Industrial Development Organization. She has also worked for media outlets as diverse as the South China Morning Post, the British Medical Journal, Thomson Reuters and the Geographical Magazine.

SIMON MICHELL

Business Analyst & Journalist

During the 1990’s, Simon worked at Jane’s Information Group as a Defence Business Analyst and Managing Editor of the aerospace/defence yearbook portfolio. After leaving Jane’s, he joined the Dynamixx consultancy as Senior Analyst, working with Nick Cook on workshop-based programmes and reports that helped to convert aerospace and defence sector know-how into skills and technology for solving global grand challenges such as climate change, renewable energy, food/water security and smart, resilient/sustainable cities. In parallel, Simon continued to pursue a career in journalism with Newsdesk Media (NM) and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

BERT HUNTER

Industrial Consultant

Bert has over 40 years industrial and consulting experience in the market analysis, product development, operations strategy and lean manufacturing fields across the high-tech, engineering and aerospace sectors. A former partner at Oliver Wyman, Bert’s international career has involved key engagements in the USA, Germany, Brazil, France, Norway, Italy, the UAE, Singapore and Russia.

Past & Present Clients/Employers include: BA, BCG, Ernst & Young, Mercedes Trucks, Mubadala Development Corporation, Oliver Wyman, PwC, Saab Group, Singapore Technologies, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, UNIDO, Unilever