Inspirational leader to speaker at leadership awards

Nick Hounsfield, founder, The Wave

The founder of one of Bristol’s most exciting and innovative visitor attractions is to be the guest speaker at our Leadership Awards.

Nick Hounsfield is the inspirational driving force behind The Wave.

Nick founded The Wave in 2012 with sustainability at the heart and the aim to bring year-round consistent surfing and its benefits to a safe inland environment for both beginners and experts.

The Wave

He helped to raise £26 million through investment and secured site planning in 2014 (and 2017 for further design revisions) from South Gloucestershire Council to construct the facility on 70 acres of grassland in Washingpool Farm in Easter Compton.

The Wave Bristol opened in October 2019 receiving awards from the British Construction Industry and Green Business Leaders for construction, sustainability and leisure.

Nick is also a director of English and British Surfing and has worked with the British and English Surf Teams for the annual ISA World Surfing Games and annual ISA World Para Surfing Championships. He is director for Surfing England and Chair of the Board of Directors.

Our awards celebrate the very best in leadership in business and commerce in the South West and take place in Bristol on Thursday, April 25th.

To book a place for the event visit here.

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