In the Shadow of Big Ben
Born in London, English through and through, Nikki graduated from Willesden College of Technology with a higher diploma in Industrial and Environmental Design.
She began her career in London and for three years worked as a draftsman drawing up plans for industrial air conditioning systems followed by four years as a Production Manager in a commercial photographic laboratory.
An English Gal on the Continent
In 1991, Nikki moved to Paris where she worked as an English teacher for senior management in major companies (SNCF, GDF, Nestlé S.A. Andersen Consulting, Disney etc.). This experience taught her everything about how business in France works and in 1997 she was hired as Managing Director of John Frieda Haircare France.
Although the company was well established in the UK and the USA is was unknown in France. Under her guidance, it took only three years for the brand to be present in every distribution channel simultaneously. This amazing commercial success led to the company being bought out by the Jergen’s group (a subsidiary of KAO Japan) in 2002.
In 2003 Nikki created her own company, Nikki Field Consulting to help foreign brands get a foothold in the French market.
In 2011, Nikki founded La Rivière Distribution as a selective distribution network with several hundred points of sale dedicated to selling premium cosmetics to French consumers.
Nikki is a cinema enthusiast and has a great sense of humour. However, she is not to be taken at face value! Behind a bewitching green-tinted gaze, her determination makes her a tough businesswoman for whom impossible is not an option!
In true Brit style Nikki has a passion for vintage collectables and loves trawling antique fairs and junk shops wherever she happens to be!