Nick Payne Tritax p.Inform Comms

Payne spent 18 years at Nikal before departing in 2021.. Credit: via Inform Comms

Payne joins Tritax as development director 

Nick Payne has joined the logistics developer two years after leaving Nikal, the company he set up with Alan Murphy in 2003. 

Payne said he “jumped at the chance” when Tritax came calling. 

“[Joining Tritax] fulfils an ambition to work on some major logistics and distribution projects up and down the country,” he said.

“Importantly, it gives me the ability to bring some of my experience within the public sector into play and deliver major projects for employment, in partnership with local authorities.” 

Since leaving Nikal in 2021 to pursue other interests, Payne has been working as a freelance property consultant. 

His move to Tritax will see him take on a national remit as development director.  

Payne will be based in the company’s Manchester office and will be involved in the development of Symmetry Park schemes across the country, as well as identifying new development opportunities, the company said. 

This year, Tritax is building more than 3m sq ft of logistics and industrial space, comprising 15 units across 10 schemes.  

The company’s North West projects include the 2m sq ft Ma6nitude in Middlewich (being delivered alongside NPL), and the 120-acre Symmetry Park Merseyside in Knowsley. 

“I have known Nick for many years and am pleased we have been able to bring him into the business,” said Andrew Dickman, director at Tritax Symmetry. 

“His development knowledge and entrepreneurial skills will broaden our offer in the North and Midlands. As well as delivering new sites, Nick will lead of some of our largest projects such as Hinckley Rail Freight Interchange, whilst also using his expertise within our highly experienced team to further grow our portfolio.” 

Tritax now employs 45 staff across the business. Payne’s arrival follows that of another two development directors in 2022, Andrew Bain and Kate Howe. 

Dickman was appointed the company’s managing director earlier this month, taking over from Richard Bowen. 

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