Nick Jardine

Nick Jardine

Special Guest
World Indigenous Business Forum
October 28-30, 2014
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Nick Jardine, born in South Africa, immigrated as a child to Australia and grew into a successful businessman in the construction industry, all the while developing his skills as an avid rugby player.

In pursuit of adventure he followed a dream and immigrated to Canada in 2006 to pursue rugby. After enjoying several years of playing and coaching rugby Nick honed in on his business sense once again. By using the only tools he brought to Canada with him, his hands, Nick founded Urban Handyman Inc. in 2009, a full-scale renovation/build company. In just three short years Urban Handyman Inc. went from a start up business to TV success when Nick became Head Contractor Season 1 on W-Network’s hit TV show “Love it or List Vancouver” airing on HGTV in the United States as “Love it or List it Too”.

In conjunction with operating his successful renovation business Nick is currently pursuing other adventures in construction as an expert having filmed “Weather Gone Wild Home Audit” for CBC and loaning his persona for the corresponding APP.

Nick has a passion for business, construction and travel and currently resides in Vancouver.

When asked to be the VIP guest speaker at the WIBF 2014 Nick didn’t hesitate to accept. Knowing the importance of such an event that brings together the collective power of leaders and individuals to share knowledge that empowers and inspires others through learned formulas for success is paramount. This forum allows others to implement those ideas for the benefit of their own communities and build capacity, because no matter what accomplishments you make, you don’t get there alone.

The full story can be found in Issue 61 – Economic Development, now available through our SAY Magazine APP or our webstore.

For a limited time!

Get a free electronic copy of SAY Magazine now!

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