Nick Wheeler

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Nick Wheeler is the founder of Charles Tyrwhitt shirts.


Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler started Charles Tyrwhitt shirts in 1986.[1]

Support for the Conservative Party

2010 election

Wheeler backed the Conservative pledge not to increase National Insurance if they won the 2010 General Election.[2]

Letter to the Telegraph

On 1 April 2015 Wheeler was one of 103 business leaders who wrote to the Telegraph praising the British Conservative Party's economic policies and claiming a Labour government would 'threaten jobs and deter investment' in the UK.[3]

Tax avoidance

The Guardian reported:

'[Wheeler] Invested in the same Icebreaker tax avoidance scheme as Gary Barlow. Wheeler said: "In accordance with the relevant tax laws, I have paid tax on my share ... and claimed tax relief on any trading issues.”'[4]

Personal life


  1. Charles Tyrwhitt About us, accessed 7 April 2015.
  2. Robert Winnett and Andrew Porter General Election 2010: 30 more business leaders back Tories on National Insurance Telegraph, 7 April 2010, accessed 8 April 2015.
  3. Peter Dominiczak, 100 business chiefs: Labour threatens Britain's recovery, Telegraph, 7 April 2015.
  4. The Tory 100: captains of industry, party donors (and a few tax avoiders) Guardian, 1 April 2015, accessed 7 April 2015.
  5. Virgin Entrepreneur interview - Charles Tyrwhitt founder Nick Wheeler, accessed 7 April 2015.