Nigel is an IT Manager for pensions company in Crawley and lives in East Grinstead. He joined the team in September 2015 and completed the beginners search course with his cocker spaniel Maggie. Nigel took the hard decision to stop Maggie's search training as at the time his long daily commute to north London did not allow him to give Maggie enough practice time to progress. He has continued as an operational Search Technician supporting the operational dog handlers on live searches and putting the navigation skills he learned as a teenager in the Air Training Corps to good use. His wife says he's a “Map Geek”. Since joining the team and becoming operational Nigel had undergone additional training qualifying him as a Team Leader, Lowland Rescue First Responder and Gold National Navigation Award holder.