Nicholas Wheeler

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Nicholas Wheeler
Charles Tyrwhitt.jpg
Established by Nick Wheeler in 1986
Born Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler
(1965-01-20) January 20, 1965 (age 53)
Ludlow, Shropshire U.K.
Residence Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Bristol,
Eton College
Occupation Entrepreneur, Business Owner
Known for Founder of Charles Tyrwhitt, Married to the Founder of the White Company
Net worth Increase£400 million
Title Chairman of Charles Tyrwhitt
Spouse(s) Chrissie Rucker
Children 4

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 Company. 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 2016, their collective wealth was estimated at £400 million by the Sunday Times Rich List. Together they live in Buckinghamshire and also own a chalet in Klosters, Switzerland named Haus Alpina.[5]


  1. ^ Davidson, Andrew (13 December 2009). "Nick Wheeler, founder of Charles Tyrwhitt" [Published as 'The old Etonian barrow boy', page 6 (paper version)]. Business section. The Sunday Times. Archived from the original on 11 Jun 2011. 
  2. ^ "Our history". Charles Tyrwhitt. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 
  3. ^ Arnott, Sarah (15 October 2009). "Nick Wheeler: From failed photographer to Jermyn Street's king of the shirts". London: Independent. 
  4. ^ Morrison, Doug (23 March 2008). "Nick Wheeler of Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts says that work should be fun". Business section. The Sunday Times. Archived from the original on 12 Jun 2011. 
  5. ^ Grainger, Lisa (2016-02-04). "Klosters, Switzerland: inside the White Company's ski chalet". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2017-11-23.