Introducing our Charity and Community Award Finalists

l By Tami Battle As proud winners in the 2019 Cherwell Business Awards, Nicholsons have been working with the awards team this year as one of their sponsors. Now in their 9th year, the Cherwell Business Awards showcase business excellence across the Cherwell District through a range of categories. Nicholsons sponsored the ‘Charity and Community Read more »


Cherwell Business Awards open for Nominations Now!

The Cherwell Business Awards are now open for applications and nominations. Our Managing Director, Liz Nicholson, was asked to speak at the recent launch event to share our company journey as entrants, winners and now sponsors of the awards. Nicholsons have been successful in four separate years of the awards, and felt the time Read more »


Forest School Update

The open air culture, or ‘frulitsliv’, of the Scandinavian education system sees the traditional British classroom environment turned on its head. Whilst ‘outdoor learning’ is beginning to get more recognition as a valuable tool to extend children’s education in the UK, our Scandinavian counterparts put us to shame when it comes to utilising the Read more »


Spinney House

Nestled in the grounds of Barton Court Estate near Hungerford is Spinney House, part of the Hillcrest Children’s Services, which provides a therapeutic home for 5 children aged 7-9 years old. The children live there 52 weeks a year and all have social, emotional and mental health difficulties. There are also two alternating staff teams, who Read more »


Nicholsons Trip to the Maasai Mara

By Niel Nicholson As a company, Nicholsons are very keen to support charity and have 3 main focuses. Local educational support of deprived schools to help build forest schools. Supporting staff with individual charitable projects. And lastly to be involved with tree planting in Africa to combat deforestation and help climate change. 18 months Read more »


Nicholsons build a nursery in Africa

In recent years Nicholsons have concentrated their charitable efforts towards the Rafiki Thabo foundation which supports students through tertiary education. However, we felt that we could additionally use our own knowledge and expertise within the ecological business to benefit others on a more personal level. After much in-depth research into existing charities and Read more »


Inspiring Children to Understand and Appreciate Wildlife Conservation

There is so much beauty in the nature surrounding us in Oxfordshire, that of course as a parent you want your children to experience it all. Studies even show that connecting kids to nature early on is beneficial for them as well! When it comes to children and the great outdoors, it’s never too early to Read more »


Join us for a coffee and support Helen & Douglas House

This week we are participating in the Jack FM Radiothon, taking place at Helen & Douglas. The aim of the event is simple, raise money for Helen & Douglas House through 'over the phone', online and text message donations The Radiothon will run on Jack FM from 7am-7pm Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday Read more »


2017 Kenya blog: Day 4

Kenyan hopes and dreams… As the others cracked on with more bricklaying, I went to teach some final English lessons. ‘Future tense’ as my given topic seemed a perfect opportunity to tap into these amazingly hardworking students’ hopes and dreams (They’re at school from 5am-10.30pm each day!). Shy at first, their confidence grew…engineering, helping the Read more »