Nicholas Wheeler

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For the professor of international politics, see Nicholas J. Wheeler. For the musician with The All-American Rejects, see Nick Wheeler.
Charles Tyrwhitt, established by Nick Wheeler in 1986.

Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler (born 20 January 1965 in Ludlow, Shropshire) is an English businessman. He attempted a number of different businesses, including a photography venture and a Christmas tree delivery service. In 1986 he established the Charles Tyrwhitt company and shirt brand, which he owns.[1]

Wheeler grew up in Ludlow and was educated at the Dragon School in Oxford, Eton College, and the University of Bristol, where he studied geography. His first job was as a management consultant for Bain & Company. In November 1986, he set up Charles Tyrwhitt, now a well-known shirt brand in the United Kingdom.[2] The business is a Limited Liability Partnership. It has grown to be the UK’s largest mail-order shirt business, and also has several brick and mortar locations (as of October 2014, 17 in the United Kingdom, 5 in the United States, and one in France). [3]

In 2008, he was a regional judge for the Entrepreneur Challenge in the UK.[4]

Wheeler is married with four children to Chrissie Rucker, founder of The White Company. In 2009, their wealth was estimated to be worth £63 million.[5] He lives in Buckinghamshire.


  1. ^ Andrew Davidson, Nick Wheeler, founder of Charles Tyrwhitt. The Sunday Times, Business section, 13 December 2009. Published as 'The old Etonian barrow boy', page 6 (paper version).
  2. ^ Charles Tyrwhitt History, Charles Tyrwhitt, UK.
  3. ^ "Nick Wheeler: From failed photographer to Jermyn Street's king of the shirts". London: Independent. 15 October 2009. 
  4. ^ Nick Wheeler of Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts says that work should be fun, The Sunday Times, Business section, 23 March 2008.
  5. ^ Nick Wheeler and Chrissie Rucker, Rich List 2009, The Sunday Times, 26 April 2009.