Nick Brackenbury

Co-Founder & CEO, NearSt


Nick is co-founder and CEO of NearSt, a retail tech startup getting people back into high street shops. The company’s NearLIVE platform is helping stores to sell more locally by connecting every product in every shop to the web, so shoppers can find something they want nearby as easily as they can find it online. NearSt’s technology is used by some of the world’s biggest technology companies including Google and Facebook to boost footfall for thousands of stores in the UK and North America.


A former Director on Ogilvy’s pioneering digital platforms team, Nick helped build out some of the agency’s earliest technical development capabilities, working with clients including Land Rover, Nestle, and BP’s London 2012 Games sponsorship.