Nick Wilkinson

Head of Procurement, Virgin Trains

Nick joined Virgin Trains 11 months ago as Head of Procurement. He leads a team of 5 who are passionate about delivering amazing customer experience on Virgin Trains’ West Coast Mainline service, and the role that VT’s supply base can play in that. His team spend time working closely with customers, internal stakeholders and suppliers to drive a high quality of service and innovations that make a difference to West Coast passengers. Virgin Trains have ~600 suppliers today who range from Micro and SME businesses to Global Corporations. VT is committed to driving further engagement with great Micro and SMEs through forums like SC connect and with other organisations including Business in the Community, Britain is Great and Virgin Start Up. Prior to VT, Nick worked in Sales, Marketing and Procurement in an 18 year career at PepsiCo. Outside of work he’s a keen runner, hiker and Trustee of a charity in Oxford.