Nicholas attended Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester 1991-2 before working in London for a number of years. He has been running Baxter Farms Ltd since 1998.
He was involved in the creation of Chantry Park residential development at Sarre and has made significant changes to the overall business. He was responsible for restructuring the farming operation in 2005 to bring new efficiencies as operational costs increased. Converting old farm buildings to create modern offices at Sarre Business Centre was an extensive project. He has also overseen renewable energy schemes and the refurbishment of properties into high quality residential lettings.