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Stephen Nickson

Managing Director

Stephen Nickson

Stephen Nickson


Stephen is DATS’ MD and has been with the business for almost 30 years. With strong family connections to DATS and a background in engineering, he’s perfectly placed to steer the company to success. Stephen oversees both the recruitment and CAD Services arms of the business and loves looking for new opportunities for both areas, as well as mentoring staff, meeting clients and being part of an industry that he feels so passionate about.

“Every day is different. We may have been around for six decades, but the enjoyment is in making sure we never stand still so that we can attract new talent into our business and continue to deliver what our clients need.”

A little bit more about me...

Stephen is a self-confessed DIY fanatic and has an interest in restoring classic cars. He enjoys quality family time, often watching Marvel or Star Wars films with his two young boys, who he admits, keep him busy! But Stephen’s not much of a coach potato – instead he frequently enters half marathons and ‘Hell Run’ events. One of his greatest achievements was completing the London Marathon in 2004, but he’s no plans to hang up his running shoes anytime soon and hopes to enter some triathlons this year. Watch this space…

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What People Have to Say About Me

  • ​"Stephen is a knowledgeable engineering professional and a dedicated leader with great ambitions for DATS. He has an added interest in the local community, being a member of the Warrington BID Board and an avid supporter of local hospice, St Rocco's. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Stephen and DATS as both a partner and great company to work for in the Warrington area."

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