Nigel Gardner

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Nigel Gardner is a co-founder of GPlus.


Before co-founding GPlus in December 2000, he built up considerable experience of the EU while working at senior political level in the European Parliament and Commission. He was responsible for directing GPlus’ corporate growth strategy.

From 1997 until 1999, he was the European Commission’s Spokesman for Trade and EU foreign policy with the United States, China and Japan. He handled several high-profile transatlantic trade disputes including bananas, hormone-treated meat, and the major row over tax breaks to US companies. He has also been Communications Director for the Labour Party in the European Parliament, where he directed media relations for the UK's 29 Labour MEPs.

Nigel began his career as a BBC political journalist specialising in European affairs. He worked on several landmark documentary series and news programmes, including the BBC’s flagship politics programme On The Record and Europe Now.

Nigel has a BA in Economics and Modern History from Brasenose College, Oxford University, and an MA in European politics from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.[1]


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  • GPlus, Nigel Gardner, Web Archive 24 May 2008, accessed 26 February 2010.


  1. GPlus, Nigel Gardner, Web Archive 24 May 2008, accessed 26 February 2010.