In 2007 he returned to the BBC on the BBC News Channel, as well as being the main relief presenter for the BBC Weekend News on BBC One.
He also has a radio programme on Classic FM and contributes to a number of TV and radio programmes.
Away from the media spotlight, since the 1980s he has been a supporter of the charities Cancer Research and ActionAid engaging in various fundraising events.He is Ambassador of The Children’s Trust, for children with brain injury. Patron of Dyscover Ltd a Surrey-based charity for people following stroke or brain injury.
Nicholas undertakes a wide range of corporate work, which includes hosting major industry and medical conferences, seminars and award ceremonies; chairing question time sessions, debates and media briefings, as well as giving after dinner – and lunchtime – speeches.Recent bookings have included:
- Hosting the launch of the new one pound coin for the Royal Mint with the Queen’s new portrait
- Chairing the National Rail Conference for many years featuring panel discussions and audience participation with figures from the industry, the Government, and the Secretary of State for Transport
- Host and present Staff Awards for the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust
- Hosting the Royal Television Society’s North of England Awards (the biggest outside London) for many years
- Chairing question and answer sessions on the future of oncology medicine for Pfizer Ltd
- Chairing an international environmental conference at the Natural History Museum
- Chairing question and answer sessions at successive Police Federation conferences
- Chairing a BT workshop session involving other leading FTSE 100 firms
- Hosting a major international television conference at the Palais de Congress in Paris, attended by TV executives worldwide, both in the audience and via video links
- Chairing business sessions for Motorola Inc aboard a five-day cruise for CEOs worldwide
- Facilitating and presenting international medical seminars including the European Society of Cardiologists and the European Haematology Association.