Faculties and Research

Nick Badman

Co-Director of the New Venture Creation Programme

Faculty of Management


Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom


Nick Badman joined Cass in 2009 to design and lead a distinctive new Centre for Entrepreneurship - integrating development programmes for high potential entrepreneurs with access to practitioner networks, incubation support and capital. He is now a Visiting Professor at Cass, Co-Director of its New Venture Creation Programme, and a member of the Investment Committee of the Cass Entrepreneurship Fund LLP. He is a regular writer and commentator on entrepreneurship, UK enterprise, and financing issues relating to SME’s.

Nick originally qualified and practised as a lawyer with Clifford Chance in London before joining 3i Group plc. Over an 18 year career with 3i Nick acted as an equity investor and financial partner to diverse businesses ranging from start ups to over £1 billion in value. Latterly, as Managing Director he oversaw the profitable development of 3i’s controlling stakes in upto 40 businesses at a time with UK headquarters. During his 3i career and subsequently Nick has held a succession of Board seats with organisations seeking to achieve significant growth and /or strategic shift. Nick currently sits on several Investment Committees involved variously with early stage equity funding and real estate. Nick also practices as an expert witness in high value commercial litigation.


Primary Topics

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital

Additional Topics

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions


  • private equity
  • health care
  • legal services
  • non-profit & voluntary sector
  • professional services
  • management consulting
  • service
  • real estate
  • financial services
  • venture capital

Media Appearances (30)

  1. Why aspiring entrepreneurs shouldn't dismiss the MBA. (2014) City AM (newspaper).
  2. Why aspiring entrepreneurs should nÕt dismiss the MBA. (2014) City A.M. (newspaper).
  3. Britain builds a new generation of global entrepreneurs. (2014) Noodls (unknown).
  4. Social entrepreneurship and the MBA. (2014) Ft Chinese (newspaper).
  5. Doing good business. (2014) Financial Times (newspaper).
  6. How MBA courses are responding to entrepreneurshipÕs growing appeal. (2013) City AM (newspaper).
  7. How MBA courses are responding to enterpreneurship's growing appeal. (2013) CityAM (newspaper).
  8. Entrepreneurs: Born or made with an MBA? (2011) City AM (newspaper).
  9. Entrepreneurs: born or made with an MBA? (2011) www.cityam.com (website).
  10. (2011) The Independent (newspaper).
  11. A welcome move, but trials await new enterprise zone. (2011) Wharf (newspaper).
  12. Share a glass of red with 50,000 friends. (2011) Sunday Times (newspaper).
  13. (2011) Gulf News (newspaper).
  14. Ideas to invest. (2011) www.gulfnews.com (website).
  15. (2011) Management Today (magazine).
  16. Turning your ideas into a business. (2010) City AM (newspaper).
  17. Tap universities' knowledge. (2010) Daily Telegraph (newspaper).
  18. David Cameron appeal to banks lending to SME, but still uncertainties. (2010) www.sina.com (website).
  19. (2010) Observer (newspaper).
  20. A busy year for start-ups. (2010) Financial Times (newspaper).
  21. Smart move. (2009) Financial Times (newspaper).
  22. Sprung in die SelbststŠndigkeit. (2009) Handelsblatt (newspaper).
  23. Mandelson hails Cullum's enterprising Cass investment. (2009) Kent Business (website).
  24. Mandelson hails Cullum's enterprising Cass investment. (2009) Herne Bay Gazette (newspaper).
  25. Mandelson hails Cullum's enterprising Cass investment. (2009) Kentish Express Series (newspaper).
  26. Mandelson hails Cullum's enterprising Cass investment. (2009) Faversham News (newspaper).
  27. Scoop!: How two students set up an ice cream busines. (2009) www.independent.co.uk (website).
  28. Beefing up business to beat the recession. (2009) www.bbc.co.uk (website).
  29. New fund offers entrepreneurs £10m to start service ventures. (2009) www.telegraph.co.uk (website).
  30. In the blue corner. (2008) www.timesonline.co.uk (website).