Meet the Team
At Portobello Institute we share a common commitment to quality, a structured approach to learning and a focus on industry links as well as care for the individual learners.
Our academic team along with programme managers and teaching staff are the heart of the college who inspire and support our students on a daily basis and throughout their educational journey with us. To ensure full relevant support for every learner we have a programme manager in place for every department. All with significant experience within their sector we are delighted to show just some of our dedicated team.
Significant years’ experience working in various sectors of the fashion industry, a noteworthy highlight for Nicole has been launching her own leather accessories brand QBU.
Nicole understands first hand the challenges of starting a business in the fashion world, armed with a wealth of knowledge to pass onto students who may wish to begin a similar journey.
A favourite part of tutoring for Nicole is seeing students’ piece together their designs to form a complete garment. Running a business in industry and teaching helps keep Nicole and her students well informed on new areas across the fashion world.