Nikos first started working in high performance sport as a Taekwondo coach and received his diploma in Taekwondo coaching and an accreditation from the Greek ministry of sports and culture in 1995. Having realised the importance of nutrition for performance, especially in a weight-controlled sport, he decided to further his skills and knowledge at University.
Nikos arrived in Scotland to complete an Honours degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. He subsequently worked as a state registered dietitian for the NHS and went on to achieve the title of senior dietitian in diabetes. During that time Nikos attained a Masters degree in Strength and Conditioning from Edinburgh University and an accreditation from the UK Strength and Conditioning Association, and despite a very busy schedule, he continued to coach a selected number of Taekwondo athletes all of whom have won caps for the GB or the Scottish National teams.
He worked for some time as a sports nutrition consultant for the SIS before deciding to leave his senior post in the NHS. He took up a permanent job as a performance nutritionist for SIS in 2009 to fulfil a longstanding ambition of supporting World class athletes in their journey to sporting excellence.