Denise Nurse

Entrepreneur, Solicitor & Presenter

Biography

Denise is an award winning entrepreneur, solicitor and broadcaster. In 2007 she co-founded Halebury with Janvi Patel, a pioneering NewLaw firm in the UK. Halebury introduced flexible and agile working in the legal industry and was a leading business in diversity and inclusion. In 2018 Denise successfully sold the business to a US based global legal services business, and she stepped down from her role as VP Flex Resourcing in 2020.

Whilst working as an in-house lawyer at Sky, in 2004 Denise won an internal competition to become a presenter. She went on to present the Weather for Sky News and programming for Sky News, Sky Travel and Sky One. She then became one of the main presenters of BBC One’s flagship programme, Escape to the Country.

She is an ambassador for Women in the Law UK, an Executive Committee Member of Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK) and a board member of One Dance UK. A keynote speaker on issues relating to diversity, women in business, law and entrepreneurship. Denise is passionate about education, economic empowerment and dance.

Denise has been recognised with the Ernst & Young Black Network Inspiration Award 2014, the Precious Award for Entrepreneurs of the Year 2015, UK Diversity Legal Awards for Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of an SME Law Firm 2016, We Are The City Rising Star Award 2017, Listed in 2018 TimeWise Power 50 List, and Woman of Influence & Power in Law 2020.

She lives in SW London with her husband and three children.