January 2023 – Luxury adventure travel company, Cookson Adventures is pleased to announce that Nick Davies will be taking up the position of Managing Director with immediate effect. Davies joined Cookson Adventures in 2018 and has spent the last four years at the company as Director of Projects.
Davies has been part of the team to successfully steer Cookson Adventures thorough the challenges of the pandemic to oversee a record-breaking year for the company. In his new role, he is responsible for overseeing a rapidly growing London-based team and will continue to deliver ultra-personalised global adventures for some of the world’s most successful individuals.
Davies comments, ‘I’m extremely proud of what all our team have achieved to date and to take on this new role within Cookson Adventures. We’ve built a reputation for designing some of the most innovative, unique, and complex trips in the industry and are perfectly placed to continue pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in private travel into 2023 and beyond”.
Archie Muir-Mackenzie joined Cookson Adventures in late 2021 to work alongside Davies as Head of Projects. Davies will continue to report to Henry Cookson, who remains the Founder and Chairman of the business.
Founder, Henry Cookson, comments: “Nick has made a phenomenal impact in all areas of the business over the last four years driving impressive growth. I look forward to an exciting 2023 as we continue to deliver world-class trips and grow the business in the UK and internationally”.
Davies has over 15 years’ experience across sales and operations in the luxury travel sector. He joined Cookson Adventures from Air Charter Service, where he was Travel Director. He started his career with Trailfinders, before he assumed the role of general manager at Abercrombie & Kent’s Harrods and City offices.
Cookson Adventures experienced its best year in 2022, delivering a record number of trips and private yacht charters, since Henry Cookson founded the business in 2009. Cookson Adventures has recently hired several new members to the projects and marketing teams and been named as one of the world’s top travel operators by Robb Report Magazine.
About Cookson Adventures:
Founded in 2009, Cookson Adventures has pioneered the concept of world firsts in luxury adventure travel. From organising the first manned submersible dive in Antarctica to carrying out crucial conservation work in the Galápagos Islands, the company is putting luxury at the heart of extraordinary journeys.
Cookson Adventures meticulously crafts travel experiences that mix adventure and luxury for its global client base. Through its worldwide network of dedicated experts including scientists, marine biologists, conservations, and award-winning photographers, adventures are designed for people with a curiosity and thirst for exploring without sacrificing the highest levels of comfort and safety.
Cookson Adventures has committed to carbon neutrality across its expeditions. Working with Carbon Footprint Ltd, Cookson Adventures built a bespoke carbon calculator to model the emissions from its logistically complex trips. The team sources audited and measurable carbon offset and reduction projects that are geographically relevant to each trip.
Henry Cookson, the company’s founder, is a dedicated adventurer and a Guinness World Record holder for the first expedition to the Southern Pole of Inaccessibility (the exact centre of the Antarctic Continent).