Cllr McDonald

Nick McDonald

Nick is a city councillor with Nottingham City Council and is currently the Portfolio Holder for Jobs and Growth.

In this role Nick has played a leading role in developing the city’s economic growth plan, and led negotiations for the city on Nottingham’s City Deal with Cabinet Office leading to development of the Nottingham’s Creative Quarter.

As the lead member on jobs and skills, Nick has also led the development of the Council’s Apprenticeship Hub, which aims to create over 1,000 new apprenticeships for the city, and coordinates other initiatives such as the Nottingham Jobs Fund and Employer Hub.

Nick also leads on city centre issues and is due to announce a new strategy for the city centre in February 2013, and leads for the city on procurement issues and its customer care strategy.

Away from local politics, Nick is also an intellectual property lawyer with Browne Jacobson LLP, having qualified in 2006. Before entering law, Nick worked as a management consultant with Accenture Plc.

Nick lives in Bulwell and is originally from Nottingham, and was educated at Matthew Holland Comprehensive School in Selston and High Pavement College, before reading history at Cambridge University 1996-99.

He is married with a young daughter, two dogs, a cat and several fish! In his spare time he enjoys playing jazz piano, reading and jogging.