If you’d asked Nicholas Gill years ago what he wanted to be, he’d have said a football player and more specifically, top Scottish scorer Kenny Dalglish.
Or an ice-cream seller. On the beach. At Team Eleven, he also likes to link the useful to the enjoyable. Offering employees the very best working experience of their lives, they don’t settle for anything less at Team Eleven. It’s not desire for profit, but shared ambition that’s the starting point for bringing the right people together.
Because the first ten teams already had homes in London, Team Eleven deliberately decided on an old bank building in Bath for their base. Is this really a coincidence? When you ask clients about Nicholas, they describe him as a man who, by pulling out the plug at the right moment, can even get stagnant water to flow in the right direction. Directly on target as a single force. For the sake of convenience, we can call Nicholas the Bat(h)man of Bath, your local superhero.
“We can call Nicholas the Bat(h)man of Bath, your local superhero.”
But you could also bump into him in Italy. Specifically in the fabulous village of Pienza, where he stumbled upon a beautiful path which opens onto a glorious vista of Tuscan countryside. Perhaps it leads to the source of all ingenious marketing strategies. Who knows? Only Nicholas can tell…
Nik Margolis has led ad agencies for most of his professional life. At Team Eleven he forms a cast-iron triumvirate with Sophie Gibson and Nicholas Gill. As business partner, he broadens and strengthens the network of creative and production talent that Team Eleven promotes.
However, if you’d asked Nik when he was 11, he would have replied that he had very different goals. Those of the top teams competing in the Premier League for example. Once he’d graduated, he fired off application letters in all directions: retail, the civil service, even the prison service. Nik had a guide containing the names of the best graduate employers. His attempts to contact them stalled somewhere halfway through the letter ’B’. Luckily that was enough to get him started at Brann, a marketing agency. The rest is history.
“Nik spent two years with the Royal Shakespeare Company”
Clients describe Nik as a reliable partner. He refers to himself as a no-nonsense ad man with an excellent sense of humour. Or perhaps he’s joking. His venture into the theatre proves that he’s eloquent, with an excellent sense of timing. Nik spent two years with the Royal Shakespeare Company and appeared in over 200 productions at the Barbican in London.
In the picturesque Cotswolds, Nik has developed his own micro-network, comprising his partner, two teenage daughters, two younger stepchildren and the dog. Team Seven.