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Who is
Nick Ross?

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Radio and TV Presenter Nick Ross has had a varied broadcasting career which has spanned decades. He is most notably known for hosting BBC Crimewatch, which, after 23 years as the Crimewatch anchor, makes him one of the longest-serving broadcasters in British television history.

Another show Nick was heavily involved with for many years was BBC Watchdog which focuses on consumer rights, and along with his many other broadcasting achievements, Nick is also chairman, president, trustee or patron of a large number of charities.

Nick is a consumer advocate and has been an avid campaigner for consumer protection for many years. He has worked with ABTA, the Department of Work and Pensions, and the World Travel and Tourism Council.

Nick Ross is ambassador for our whole group of schemes, (which includes DGCOS and HICS). When our founder, Tony Pickup, was looking for a celebrity endorser for our first consumer protection scheme, DGCOS, in 2007, there really was nobody better suited than the ultimate consumer champion Nick Ross.

Why is Nick Ross supporting HIES?

Nick has been our ambassador for over 10 years. Our Founder, Tony Pickup first approached Nick because he was a champion of the Ombudsman idea, and the more Nick read and learnt about the scheme the more he bought into what we were doing, our values and our promise. Nick started out as brand ambassador for DGCOS and has grown with us, now supporting our whole group, including HIES and HICS.

Before agreeing to work with the schemes, Nick conducted his own thorough research into the industry and what we aimed to achieve, and everything he found, reinforced his opinion that what we do is a something that will not only benefit the industry but will fundamentally help consumers.

Nick shares our ethos that a quality Ombudsman Scheme is exactly what the industry needs, and he believes that the protection we offer is not only necessary but a reflection of what he has always championed for.

Radio and TV Presenter Nick Ross has had a varied broadcasting career which has spanned decades. He is most notably known for hosting BBC Crimewatch, which, after 23 years as the Crimewatch anchor, makes him one of the longest serving broadcasters in British television history.

Another show Nick was heavily involved with for many years was BBC Watchdog which focuses on consumer rights, and along with his many other broadcasting achievements, Nick is also chairman, president, trustee or patron of a large number of charities.

Nick is a consumer advocate and has been an avid campaigner for consumer protection for many years. He has worked with ABTA, the Department of Work and Pensions, and the World Travel and Tourism Council.

Nick Ross is ambassador for our whole group of schemes, (which includes DGCOS and HICS). When our founder, Tony Pickup, was looking for a celebrity endorser for our first consumer protection scheme, DGCOS, in 2007, there really was nobody better suited than the ultimate consumer champion Nick Ross.

Why is Nick Ross supporting HIES?

Nick has been our ambassador for over 10 years. Our Founder, Tony Pickup first approached Nick because he was a champion of the ombudsman idea, and the more Nick read and learnt about the scheme the more he bought into what we were doing, our values and our promise. Nick started out as brand ambassador DGCOS and has grown with us, now supporting our whole group, including HIES and HICS.

Before agreeing to work with the schemes, Nick conducted his own thorough research into the industry and what we aimed to achieve, and everything he found, reinforced his opinion that what we do is a something that will not only benefit the industry but will fundamentally help consumers.

Nick shares our ethos that a quality Ombudsman Scheme is exactly what the industry needs, and he believes that the protection we offer is not only necessary but a reflection of what he has always championed for.

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With HIES you get accredited installers, insurance backed guarantees (even if the firm refuses to help you or goes out of business), free access to industry inspectors, professional mediators and – if you’re unsatisfied – a highly regarded Ombudsman who can settle your dispute with the power of the law behind him.

Nick Ross
HIES Brand Ambassador

Nick Ross
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With HIES you get accredited installers, insurance backed guarantees (even if the firm refuses to help you or goes out of business), free access to industry inspectors, professional mediators and – if you’re unsatisfied – a highly regarded Ombudsman who can settle your dispute with the power of the law behind him.

Nick Ross

With HIES you get accredited
installers, insurance backed
guarantees (even if the firm
refuses to help you or ceases
to trade), free access to
industry inspectors,
professional mediators
and – if you are not
completely satisfied,
a highly regarded
Ombudsman
who can settle
your dispute with
the power of the law
behind him.

Nick Ross
HIES Brand Ambassador

Nick Ross

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