Born and bred on a livestock farm, Nick has devoted the whole of his adult life to farming livestock. In 1998, he was appointed as manager of Europe’s largest alpaca business with some 900 alpacas, a role he continued in until February 2005 when the business was sold. 2005 saw Nick and a business partner establish The Alpaca Stud, which owned a herd more than 700 alpacas, both Suri and Huacaya. In 2017 he developed Alpaca Evolution with Shirley. For Nick it really was an Evolution of all his years in Alpaca breeding. Nick was the first judge to qualify under the British Alpaca Society training scheme, then going on to be the first European to have gained qualification as an AoA(American) Halter Judge , as well as for Fleece Judging and Performance classes. Nick is also a BAS approved judge trainer. Nick has been involved in the selection and purchase of breeding stock in both North and South America and Australia, and has assessed many thousands of alpacas in the process. Bringing close to two decades of experience in Alpaca breeding there are few breeders in the UK who can rival him in his depth of knowledge both Alpaca itself and the industry that surrounds it.