Nick Thomas has led Qdos Entertainment Group since 1999. The Group included HQ Theatres, the UK’s second largest regional chain, and Qdos Pantomimes the world’s largest pantomime producer. The company’s ‘Dick Whittington at the London Palladium’ won an Olivier Award in 2018, then in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list of 2019, Nick was awarded an MBE [Member of the Order of the British Empire] for his Services to Entertainment and Charity. After these accolades and having turned sixty, Nick decided that new challenges beckoned, so he sold HQ Theatres and Qdos Pantomimes.
Nick remains in showbusiness through his Qtalent artiste management company, led by Phil Dale, and through Qdos Entertainment, as an investor and co-producer. Current projects include ‘The Wizard of Oz’ - London Palladium , ‘Crazy for You’ Gillian Lynne Theatre, and the new musical ‘The Little Big Things’ - @sohoplace in London the life affirming story of Henry Fraser. Nick and his family also own Five Star Collection, [fivestarcollection.com] a portfolio of restaurants and luxury properties in Yorkshire, London, Cornwall, and Spain. Nick is a Vice President of the Royal Variety Charity and is a long standing supporter of Great Ormond Street Hospital.