That's Nice News

From all things That’s Nice to what’s happening around the industry, That’s Nice news features daily content that is always timely, and sometimes a bit unusual.

Smiling at Doppel

13 November, 2019

Claudio Rondena, GQ Model, and Giorgio Oberrauch, CEO, from Doppel Farmaceutici S.r.l. stand proud at CPhI Frankfurt after their announcement of FDA approval.  Nigel Walker stands in between them - the trio is all smiles after a great year of company growth.

English Morning

11 November, 2019

Nigel takes  selfie on a fresh English morning.

A Successful CPhI

08 November, 2019

Another successful event arranged by CPhI owners. Frankfurt is not my favorite destination but staying at the Maritim Hotel worked out very well, being directly adjacent to the show halls.

Leaving CPhI Frankfurt

08 November, 2019

Leaving CPhI Frankfurt through Brussels as Lufthansa cancels flights back to New York. We choose to exit out of Europe via London.

Birch Tree Cafe

08 November, 2019

Nigel visits an interesting cafe at the Frankfurt Messe, with real birch trees.

Last Day of CPhI Frankfurt

07 November, 2019

The Managing Director and The Chairman strategize the final day of CPhI Worldwide in Frankfurt.

Servier Booth at CPhI

07 November, 2019

Eric from Servier CDMO and Nigel proudly stand in front of the Servier booth at CPhI.

Taking Off in 2020

07 November, 2019

We're taking off in 2020!

Best Dressed

06 November, 2019

Haig and Nigel are making a best dressed effort at CPhI Frankfurt. 

Lunch in San Antonio

06 November, 2019

TJ, David and Guy take a well deserved break in San Antonio for AAPS PharmSci 360. 

The Alamo

06 November, 2019

Taking in the Almao in San Antonio, Texas during the AAPS PharmSci 360 trade show. 

Day of the Dead

06 November, 2019

Paying homage to the Day of the Dead in San Antonio 

San Antonio Brewers Association

06 November, 2019

While in the city for AAPS PharmSci 360, Guy passes by the San Antonio Brewers Association. 

The Yellow Rose of Texas

06 November, 2019

Guy Tiene enjoys a meal in San Antonio and admires the floral arrangement. 

Aunty Em

05 November, 2019

Congratulations to Project Coordinator Emilee Kudla, who just found out she's going to be an aunt to a niece!  

Spotted at CPhI

05 November, 2019

Luca Mantovani, the CEO of Eigenmann and Veronelli, was at CPhI today. He's an old friend and client from DSM. We have fond memories of working for Luca and the DSM team.

Strike a Pose

05 November, 2019

Wei Gao and Marga Viñes pose at the Grifols Partnership booth - who do you think she looks better with?

Grifols Rebrand

05 November, 2019

We're happy to unveil the new branding for Grifols Partnership. Pictured here is Marga Viñes, Senior Sales Manager for this energetic company, with Nigel Walker.

GSK CPhI Worldwide

05 November, 2019

That's Nice is supporting GSK at CPhI Worldwide 2019

Grifols CPhI Worldwide

05 November, 2019

That's Nice supporting Grifols during CPhI Worldwide 2019

Biovectra CPhI Worldwide

05 November, 2019

That's Nice is supporting Biovectra during CPhI Worldwide 2019

UPM Pharmaceuticals CPhI Worldwide

05 November, 2019

That's Nice is supporting UPM Pharmaceuticals during CPhI Worldwide 2019

Servier CPhI Worldwide

05 November, 2019

That's Nice is supporting Servier during CPhI Worldwide 2019

ACS Publications CPhI Worldwide

05 November, 2019

That's Nice is supporting ACS Publications during CPhI Worldwide 2019

These Boots Were Made For Walkin’

05 November, 2019

Day 2 at AAPS – taking in Texas, meeting clients and colleagues at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. 

SPI Pharma CPhI Worldwide

05 November, 2019

That's Nice is supporting SPI Pharma during CPhI Worldwide 2019

CPhI Worldwide Ready to Go

04 November, 2019

CPhI Worldwide, Frankfurt client booths are set-up, it’s nighttime and we are ready for the show; we're celebrating 30 years of CPhI and 24 years of That’s Nice.

The Stars At Night...

04 November, 2019

Kicking off AAPS from the famous Menger Hotel in San Antonio where Teddy Roosevelt recruited Rough Riders. 

Gulam Jaffer's Cover Shot

04 November, 2019

Gulam Jaffer, President of Yourway, is pictured on the cover of World Pharma Frontiers Magazine, ready for the taking at CPhI Frankfurt. 

A Meal in Franfurt

04 November, 2019

Mark Allen, Wei Gao and Eugene Hsiu enjoy a meal in Frankfurt, Germany before the official start of CPhI. 

Street Art

04 November, 2019

This piece, captured in Frankfurt by the That's Nice team during CPhI, puts a new spin on street art. 

Art in Frankfurt

04 November, 2019

The That's Nice team admires the art of Frankfurt during CPhI. 

CPhI Kick Off Meal

03 November, 2019

Accounts Director, Wei Gao, anticipates kicking off #cphi2019 with a sausage plate - this is serious business. 

WuXi AppTec at AAPS San Antonio

03 November, 2019

Putting the final touches on the WuXi AppTec booth being presented at AAPS San Antonio, come see them during the show.

Asahi Kasei at AAPS

03 November, 2019

Putting the final touches on the Asahi Kasei booth being presented at AAPS San Antonio, come see them during the show. 

Avara at AAPS San Antonio

03 November, 2019

Putting the final touches on the Avara booth being presented at AAPS San Antonio, come see them during the show.

ACS Publications at CPhI Frankfurt

03 November, 2019

Putting the final touches on the ACS Publications booth, which is being completed for CPhI Frankfurt - come see them during the show.

Biovecta at CPhI Frankfurt

03 November, 2019

Putting the final touches on the BioVectra booth at CPhI Frankfurt, come see them at booth #121H42.

GSK at CPhI Frankfurt

03 November, 2019

Putting the final touches on the GSK booth at CPhI Frankfurt, come see them at booth #121B6.

SPI Pharma at CPhI Frankfurt

03 November, 2019

Putting the final touches on the SPI Pharma booth atCPhI Frankfurt, come see them at booth #102B50.

CPhI Flashback

03 November, 2019

Haig and Nigel are pictured five years ago at CPhI Paris. There have been many changes in both business and lifestyle, since then, but the show is still the most important week of the year for That's Nice business in Europe.

Scouting Mission

02 November, 2019

Lucas Visser goes on another scouting mission at the Hudson Yards. 

High Line Sculpture

02 November, 2019

A sculpture on the High-Line in New York connects the fine art community with the tourists that walk the elevated walk way. 

Cinema Angle

01 November, 2019

A cinema angle captured on the new video shoot for the That’s Nice 25th anniversary campaign. 

Honey Comb Architecture

01 November, 2019

A honey comb architectural matrix in New York City.

Pineapple Sculpture Scout

01 November, 2019

Nigel and the digital capture team spend time at the Hudson Yards Pineapple sculpture, scouting for next video shoot.

Research Scouting for the 25 Campaign

01 November, 2019

Lucas and Nigel are out shooting the third part of the research scout for the upcoming That's Nice 25-year anniversary campaign.

Nigel and Mark

31 October, 2019

Jaren and Parth in the web development team dress up (convincingly) as Nigel and Mark. 

That's Nice Halloween

31 October, 2019

Can you guess who's who?

What We're Reading

31 October, 2019

What book are we reading at That’s Nice this month? Change the Culture by Roger Conners and Tom Smith.

New Look

31 October, 2019

Nigel's got a new look for CPhI Worldwide - let the business begin!

Halloween in NYC

31 October, 2019

New York City goes big with Halloween parties on 10/31, tonight. 

Happy Birthday, Eugene!

28 October, 2019

That's Nice celebrates Eugene's birthday over cheesecake. 

Inside the Tray Drying Room

28 October, 2019

Brian Pierce inside the “Tray Drying room” at UPM running a blue placebo, milled compound for a new fly through corporate video, launching in January 2020.

Drone Footage at UPM

28 October, 2019

Nigel Walker, Jonathan Curtin and Brian Pierce are pictured in sunny Bristol, Tennessee in this photo by Lucas Visser - the team visited UPM to shoot drone footage. 

Silver Jubilee

28 October, 2019

That’s Nice moves towards our Silver Jubilee, and with that we start to rebuild for the next 25 years. Management stability has been the key to our leading position in CDMO space. There are many surprises to be reviewed in 2020.

PharmaSci 360

28 October, 2019

That’s Nice will be attending PharmaSci 360 being held in San Antonio this year. Guy Tiene, David Alvaro and TJ will represent the management team - with a few meeting slots left, let’s meet at your booth! 

CPhI Worldwide

28 October, 2019

That’s Nice will be in Frankfurt attending CPhI Worldwide, represented by Nigel Walker, Mark Allen and Wei Gao. Although we're heavily booked, there are a few slots left.

A Change in the Weather

28 October, 2019

The end of the summer is marked by the closing of the flower shop for the early fall. The weather is changing as we all prepare for CPhI Worldwide, Frankfurt and PharmSci360, San Antonio. 

Cincinnati, Ohio

25 October, 2019

Though it may look similar to the Brooklyn Bridge that famously stretches over the East River, this bridge is in Cincinnati, Ohio. Nigel spotted it on his last stop over before completing this client trip.

Stop in Vegas

24 October, 2019

Nigel has a quick stop over in Las Vegas before he returns to New York, to attend an end-user plasma one day show.

Back in Bristol

23 October, 2019

Nigel is back at the home of country music, Bristol, Tennessee, to see our long term customer UPM Pharmaceuticals. It's great to see the growth in UPM as they focus on commercial projects.

Christian Audigier 2009

22 October, 2019

Circa 2009, this Christian Audigier classic was picked out of the loft this weekend. Nigel remembers wearing it to the C&E News event in San Francisco. He has just 10 more pounds left to loose to achieve the magical 50 lbs. weight loss. You heard it here first - at JP Morgan 2020 he will achieve his goal of 166 lbs!

Typewriter Connection

21 October, 2019

Nigel found an old school typewriter that connects to the iPad, which is basically pure gold. Here he is sitting in his new writing room with a cup of tea and the Sonos.

Q1 Image Change

21 October, 2019

As we start to ramp up our new campaign for 2020, you may notice a big image change starting in Q1. 

Sunday Morning Shoot

20 October, 2019

Lucas Visser is out at 6.00am on Sunday morning scouting locations for a new upcoming short film. Stay strong, Lucas!

Home Office Design

20 October, 2019

Nigel is building out his New York home office with the SMEG brand, along with a number of custom pieces of furniture.

Happy Belated Birthday, Nataliya

15 October, 2019

That's Nice celebrated designer Nataliya's birthday (albeit belated) with cake from Lady M. 

14K on LinkedIn

11 October, 2019

It's a long time coming, but we've finally hit the 14K connections mark on LinkedIn.

Lemon Picking

10 October, 2019

Brian Pierce picks some lemons this morning from his beautiful home in Alameda, CA. 

Gateway to the Bay

09 October, 2019

The Golden Gate Bridge is a sexy piece of architecture. The gateway to the bay never gets boring, no matter how many times we see it. Nigel is in the Bay Area, visiting clients. 

Family Time

04 October, 2019

Happy times in Birmingham, England, as Nigel and his cousin see each other for some quality family time

Sushi Lunch

04 October, 2019

That's Nice celebrates Friday with a team sushi lunch. 

Nice Nice

04 October, 2019

12 days, 18 customers, 17,000 miles, 2 lost bags and new friends across Europe. Nigel reflects on the trip as he departs London and starts the extremely busy Q4 process of writing 2020 statement of work orders for our customers.

Bags Found in Amsterdam

04 October, 2019

Nigel's bags were found in Amsterdam - wonder what they were doing there... 

La Sagrada Familia

04 October, 2019

The most beautiful piece of architecture in Spain and Nigel's personal favorite religious location from all corners of the world. It's much closer to completion than the first time he visited Barcelona in 1972

Top 3 Cities

04 October, 2019

In case anyone ever thought Barcelona wasn’t in Nigel's top three cities in the world, the architectural design is transforming quickly in the Gaudi dominated city. Nigel has arrived at his second to last city of this extensive Euro trip.

Synthetic Sapphire

02 October, 2019

Nigel is studying the simplicity of Synthetic Sapphire, a new material being used in the Hublot watch with a silicon wrist band. Looking at this beautiful timepiece, it's clear that Swiss watchmakers have done it again. Today is only a "looking" day - he's not buying...yet. 

Basel HQ

02 October, 2019

As Nigel visits Basel, Switzerland at night, he points out that one giant Biologics CDMO is headquartered in here, and we can all agree - it's not a bad place to have your headquarters.

What We're Reading

02 October, 2019

Nigel is reading Reverse Innovation by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble - it's another great book from Harvard Business Review Press.

Rare Book Hunting

02 October, 2019

Looking for rare books in Zurich for new library, Nigel finds a street that sells rare books from around the world.

La Défense, Paris

02 October, 2019

La Défense in Paris is a new area of the city that has grown from the financial district. 

Zurich, Switzerland

01 October, 2019

Moving fast and onto the last leg of the two week trip, Nigel enjoys an evening in Zurich, Switzerland, a city that balances the French and the German. There's no denying - it's a real beauty at night.

Scouting in Paris

01 October, 2019

Stopped for a selfie while scouting locations for a client event in Paris.

6 Customers, 2 Days

01 October, 2019

Haig is also in town during Nigel's visit to Paris - so how do you cram in seeing 6 French customers in 2 days?

Servier 2020

01 October, 2019

Back to Servier to plan for next years business growth in Paris today. The new CEO for the Servier CDMO takes over today, October 1st - it's always a productive day at Servier!

Parisian Financial District

30 September, 2019

Nigel has traveled to a different area of Paris as he continues to visit clients in France. Pictured here is the city's newly expanding financial district, as viewed from the Suresnes area. 

GSK Visit

30 September, 2019

Nigel is just leaving GSK, a valued customer for last seven years. That's Nice is looking forward to supporting them at CPhI worldwide!

Studham Village Church

29 September, 2019

Nigel took a picture here last year, but it's still a dramatic scene worth revisiting at Studham village church in Bedfordshire.

International Correspondence Schools Certificate

29 September, 2019

International Correspondence Schools, certificate from 1935, Mr. Sydney Whitehurst. This course was for “Sign Writing,” the origins of communication in Nigel Walker's family.

New Office

29 September, 2019

Lucas has built a new office for himself - it's small but very much needed.

English Gardening

28 September, 2019

Nigel is back in sunny England seeing family and friends in between a jam-packed 2 weeks of client visits. It's time to put on the new shiny jacket, and help with the gardening.

Hampton Court, London

27 September, 2019

Nigel visits Hampton Court, London, his last stop of the day.

City of Love

27 September, 2019

On the theme of exploring, Nigel heads back to Paris (making it his fifth city stop in five days) to see a client and a client prospect, in the city of love.

The Bet Winner

26 September, 2019

Director of Research and German soccer fan, TJ Ladage, finally pays his penance for losing a sports bet. He enjoys the best day of his life, wearing an England shirt. Only problem being, on close inspection, it’s clear he picked up a questionable knock-off in India...

Piazza Duomo Plaza in Milan

26 September, 2019

Piazza Duomo Plaza in Milan, there are a handful of more beautiful sites of religious architecture than here. 

The Perfect Frame - Rozzano, Italy

26 September, 2019

Rozzano, Italy is Nigel's next stop on his current European tour.  He was shopping for frames and look what was found - the TN brand colors, glitter and orange, together.

Octoberfest

25 September, 2019

Munich's Octoberfest, translates to some serious drinking of German beer in 2 liter glass steins. Nigel might be there supporting the locals today...

Nice Passion Inspiration

24 September, 2019

Carl Laemmle was an American filmmaker and founder of Universal Pictures - which he owned until 1934. Laemmle, who was born in Germany, produced or worked on over 400 films. His likeness is represented in this simple statue in Laupheim. Taking inspiration from film greats, we're happy to announce that NicePassion continues to move forward with three new short films.

Nature of Science Return

24 September, 2019

Lucas works on the cabin from our Nature of Science piece in much nicer weather - here he is mitering pine paneling for the interior walls.

Aston Villa Home Kit

23 September, 2019

Nigel's new Aston Villa F.C. home kit will arrive shortly, so he can show his support for the team this year.

Tomokazu Matsuyama Mural

23 September, 2019

Our friend Tomokazu Matsuyama is finishing his Bowery mural. This piece, roughly 20x40 feet, will be finished Sunday, 9/22. If you are in the city, come to the corner of Bowery and Houston, and check it out, it is amazing!

Gift from Chanel

21 September, 2019

We've received a lovely gift from his friend Sienna over at Chanel, we look forward to seeing her in October!

Good Luck, Gabriela!

18 September, 2019

That's Nice wished Gabriela Estupinan, intern in the Research Dept. best of luck with a cake from Paris Baguette. She still has one more year left at Santa Clara University, but after that, we hope she'll be back! 

The Kensico Dam

18 September, 2019

 Nigel and Lucas rode their bikes 25 miles last Saturday and Sunday to Kensico Dam up in Westchester County. 

Who's the Boss

18 September, 2019

Can you guess who is the boss in this picture, I wonder?

New Wheels

16 September, 2019

Nigel is in the process of ordering the 2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster - it's a nice little upgrade from his current set of wheels. 

Graphic Westchester Dam

15 September, 2019

Nigel captures the graphic quality of the Westchester Dam, a public works project.

Westchester 9/11 Memorial

15 September, 2019

Lucas and Nigel bike to the Westchester 9/11 Memorial at the Kensico Dam Plaza, north of White Plains.

BioProcess International Success

14 September, 2019

BioProcess International was a great success; we're looking forward to following up with attending clients!

What We're Reading: Hidden In Plain Sight

14 September, 2019

We're currently reading Hidden In Plain Sight by Erich Joanchimsthaler, Harvard Business School Press.

Thank you, Sakina Hudda

13 September, 2019

That's Nice bids farewell to Sakina Hudda with cake and a card. Sakina completed her summer 2019 internship with flying colors!

We'll Miss You, Sakina!

13 September, 2019

Sakina ends her internship at That’s Nice today, we will miss her smile and energy in the office.

Welcome, Guillem!

12 September, 2019

That's Nice welcomes our newest intern, Guillem, who is currently attending university in Spain. Guillem will be working in the Accounts Dept. over the next 3 months. 

BioProcess International Night Out

12 September, 2019

Nigel enjoys a fun evening with GSK, R&D at BPI International. 

BioProcess International Week

10 September, 2019

Nigel is attending BPI International in Boston along with 15 accounts - he's looking forward to the week ahead

Thunder Cove

10 September, 2019

Lucas did not know why this was called Thunder Cove until he got there. There was a storm in the distance and the waves were crashing one after another. To the left of this image is a bank of dirt and rock about 30 feet high. This feature amplifies the sound of the waves and the result is literally thunderous!

French River

10 September, 2019

Next up, French River. This is probably the most photographed and painted area of PEI for obvious reasons. It’s an old fishing village that still retains it’s charm. It’s also located on the north shore of the island and is a bit west of PEI national park.

PEI Fishing

10 September, 2019

This is part of Prince Edward Island National Park on the north coast, north of Charlottetown. The water and beaches are pristine and as you can see, sometimes you can have the whole beach to yourself.

Heading to BioProcess International

10 September, 2019

Nigel is off to BioProcess International in Boston to see customers - it's that time of year again - the garden is starting to turn ahead of the fall season.

Tesla 2020

10 September, 2019

If you like the Tesla so much, get another one! The new 2020 Tesla Model X officially arrived last weekend.

Grifols at BioProcess International

09 September, 2019

The Grifols booth shines at the BioProcess International show in Boston. 

That's Nice Welcomes Kan'ang Xu

09 September, 2019

Kan'ang Xu is the latest hire on the Research team! He is an NYU graduate and will be working as a market research associate. 

Rentschler Booth at BioProcess International

09 September, 2019

The accounts team makes sure the Rentschler booth is setup and ready to go for BioProcess International.

Gray PEI Barns

09 September, 2019

Another stop and shot of a wonderful old barn still in use. The barns in PEI tend to be Gray as opposed to the usual Red, New England style.

Rustic Scenery, PEI

09 September, 2019

Driving around Brian and Lucas would come upon scenes where they had to pull over and take a shot. Rusty old farm equipment sitting out in a field just begs to be photographed.

Tea Hill Stable, PEI

09 September, 2019

Brian and Lucas visited Tea Hill Stable on their travels in PEI. It is a beautiful stable, and the owners graciously allowed our team to capture the beauty of it - as demonstrated by this image of a speckled mare having lunch.

That's Nice Celebrates Saba

09 September, 2019

The That's Nice team gathers around Saba Malik as she celebrates the completion of her internship. 

Goodbye for Now, Saba

06 September, 2019

Saba Malik has finished up her internship and is now heading home to California. She worked very hard and fit in well with the accounts team - we hope to see her back in the fall!

The GranFondo Bicycle Race

06 September, 2019

First thing the next day, Brian and Lucas were at the start of the GranFondo bicycle race: a 150k loop around the middle of PEI stretching to the North coast, starting and ending in Charlottetown. 

Sunset on the Other Side of Confederation Bridge

06 September, 2019

Brian and Lucas take a great shot of Confederation Bridge at sunset after crossing over to PEI. The first days mission is accomplished!

Pirelli Scorpion Tires

05 September, 2019

355 R21, 25 - a Pirelli tire with a screw in it, will replace both back tires on the beast/Lambo.

On the Way to PEI

05 September, 2019

Digital Capture Team, Lucas Visser and Brian Pierce, stop at the Confederation Bridge overlooking PEI on the first day of the BioVectra trip. 

First Day of School

05 September, 2019

It's Demba's first day of school and he's dressed to impressed. We can't believe how fast he's grown!

Nice New Friends

05 September, 2019

New friends at That’s Nice, Sakina and Misaki, enjoy an ice cream during lunch.

Jack’s Drive-In

04 September, 2019

Jack’s Drive-In has been in this same location since before Lucas was born. They are famous for their sliders, which are hamburgers with a helping of caramelized onions. They start cooking the onions in the morning and you can smell the place a mile away. Lucas helped himself to two sliders with cheese and a chocolate shake.

The Pumpkin House

04 September, 2019

This is the house of Lucas' childhood friend, Seth. His father designed, came up with the process and built this house, which was known as "the pumpkin house." Lucas' father built the garage as an extension.

Crystal Lake

04 September, 2019

Lucas poses in front of Crystal Lake, a local swimming spot near his childhood home. 

Memory Lane in Upstate NY

04 September, 2019

Taking a trip down memory lane, Lucas snaps a quick flick in front of his alma matter, Averill Park High School. 

Poestenkill Elementary

04 September, 2019

After the shoot at the Milford Rentschler site, Lucas Visser stopped by his hometown of Averill Park in Rensselaer County, upstate New York. Here is is posed in front of Poestenkill Elementary. 

Future Design Director

04 September, 2019

Misaki Walker visits the office for some visual concept development work - look for her work in upcoming issues of Pharma's Almanac.  Could we be looking at a future Design Director?

Rosa Mexicano Lunch

30 August, 2019

The That's Nice team enjoys lunch from Rosa Mexicano before heading into the long Labor Day weekend. 

Dronegenuity

30 August, 2019

Lucas Visser and Katie Caswell of Dronegenuity taking the drone up for an early morning aerial video shoot.

Nice Relaxation

30 August, 2019

After a long day of a facility shoot, Brian Pierce and Lucas Visser sit down to enjoy another passion of theirs. Enjoy guys, you deserve it.

Shooting Rentschler Biopharma SE

28 August, 2019

That's Nice's digital capture team, Brian Pierce and Lucas Visser arrive in Milford, MA today, getting ready for a video shoot to capture Rentschler Biopharma SE's world class manufacturing facility.

It's a Wrap

28 August, 2019

The team poses after the a successful shoot on PEI at the Island Hill Farm is wrapped. 

Making Friends

28 August, 2019

The goats at Island Hill Farm are officially part of the Nice Passion team. 

Island Hill Farm Shoot

28 August, 2019

The Nice Passion team films on the Island Hill Farm surrounded by lovable goats. 

Drone LOL

28 August, 2019

Lucas looks for the drone, wondering why the drift is on with the runway from the sea. Nigel knows the answer - it's because of the wind!

Island Hill Farms

27 August, 2019

The Nice Passion team is filming at Island hill farms today, where they make soap and other products from goat milk.

Maritime Marzipan

27 August, 2019

 

Lucy Goes to Work

26 August, 2019

Lucy needs a nap after a long day at work with her Project Coordinator mom, Emilee. 

International Dog Day

26 August, 2019

Project Coordinator, Emilee, brings her dog, Lucy, into work in celebration of International Dog Day. 

Westminster Views

26 August, 2019

Sakina takes in the beautiful English architecture in Westminster. 

Laduree Treats

26 August, 2019

Sakina went to Laduree with friends while she was in London - she enjoyed the Ispahan dessert which included fresh lychee and raspberries!

London Highlights - Harrod's

26 August, 2019

Sakina made sure to stop by high-end Department Store, Harrod's while on vacation in London. 

Candies from London

26 August, 2019

Accounts intern, Sakina, brought chocolates and candies to the office from her trip to London. 

Arrived in PEI

26 August, 2019

Nigel has arrived on Prince Edward Island to shoot video for NicePassion. He joins Brian and Lucas, who have been there since last week.

Shimmering Skyline

26 August, 2019

The Manhattan skyline shimmers in the sun at 6.00pm on a Saturday night - notice the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge in the foreground.

Congrats, Aston Villa

26 August, 2019

Congratulations to Aston Villa for their first win in the premiership in three years. Up the Villa!

New Vision - Coming Soon

23 August, 2019

Five years ago our design team did an illustration of our building in New York, with a clear interpretation of Union Square - our new vision is coming soon...

Mint Condition Eldorado

23 August, 2019

A mint condition Cadillac Eldorado sits in a car museum in the south.

Saltire Foundation 2020

22 August, 2019

Congratulations to Saltire Foundation scholar, Nisha, who has officially completed finished her 2019 internship in the research dept. We look forward to greeting our next Saltire candidates in 2020.

Must Be Kentucky

21 August, 2019

Horse + Racing + USA? Must be Kentucky.

Visiting Louisville

21 August, 2019

Both Nigel and President Trump are visiting Louisville today, but there's no need to meet up there - they both permanently reside in New York.

It's a Wrap

19 August, 2019

The Nice Passion team pictured with the film's star, Sean (middle). This is the 4th short film complete by That's Nice - a record for Brian for a 5 minute piece. All we're wondering is, Lucas, where’s the drone?

Summer Reading List

19 August, 2019

We're reading, "Built to Last" Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins.

NIsha's Last Day

16 August, 2019

That's Nice will miss Research intern, Nisha as she goes back home to Scotland. 

Precision on Show

16 August, 2019

It’s a privilege to watch the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Rolling Out the Big Guns

16 August, 2019


Violet learns from big data – 6 tons used to sent a 330 pound ball over 2 miles.

Edinburgh Castle

16 August, 2019

Strategy Director, Mark Allen, admires the fortress that is Edinburgh Castle. Strong foundations last a very long time, even though there has been numerous ‘owners’ over the years.

“Nature of Science” - 5 Minutes

15 August, 2019

In a hidden hollow on the side of a New Hampshire mountain, Shawn built himself a respite from the bustle of his professional life – a place where he could clear the cobwebs of his mind, aware only of what exists in the forest-laden landscape that surrounds him. Nothing is taken for granted in the raw solitude of the wilderness, and Shawn intends to keep it that way.

Confusion on Location

15 August, 2019

Out on location, Brian and Lucas are obviously confused.

Gone Fishing in Westchester

12 August, 2019

Luke Walker is out fishing this weekend in Westchester - it's his first time out on the lake.

Weekend Bike Ride

12 August, 2019

Lucas and Nigel went for a 60 mile bicycle ride over 6 hours, burning over 4000 calories as they traveled from Westchester to Garrison, NY, 8 miles past Bear Mountain.

Bubbles in Union Square

09 August, 2019

Project Coordinator Emilee captures some mid-day fun at Union Square. 

Happy Birthday, Mark Allen

07 August, 2019

The That's Nice team celebrates Strategy Director Mark Allen's birthday with pizza and cake. 

We're Looking for Fish

05 August, 2019

Luke has taken a break from the weekly 22 mile bike ride, to find freshwater crayfish. That explains the hard hat and camo.

Exploring the Microbiome

05 August, 2019

What we're reading: “I Contain Multitudes” by Ed Yong

Accounts Welcomes Andrea

01 August, 2019

The Accounts Team went to dinner to welcome new project manager, Andrea. 

Announcing ArrantaBio

30 July, 2019

That's Nice is excited to unveil a new brand identity for one our favorite clients, and introduce ArrantaBio.

Lost in the Woods

29 July, 2019

Don't take a wrong turn! Lucas gets lost in the woods looking for bears.

In the Catskills

29 July, 2019

Out in the Catskills, Nigel, Lucas Visser and Sean (featured in the Nature of Science video) are finishing up a film for the next Nice Passion Video.

30' Flag

29 July, 2019

Nigel notices a 30’ American flag in upstate New York, a beautiful sight on his weekend hike. 

Christofle Essential Purchase

29 July, 2019

Nigel made a Christofle silver flatware egg purchase this weekend - it's a beautiful example of fine French dinnerware. 

Drinks at 230 Fifth

26 July, 2019

The That's Nice team enjoyed drinks after work on the rooftop of flatiron go-to 230 Fifth. 

Grifols Recombinant Protein CDMO Pop Up Booth

25 July, 2019

The Grifols Recombinant Protein CDMO business gets a new, high-tech pop up booth.

Stylish Spill

25 July, 2019

Nigel isn't crying over spilled snacks, which, unfortunately, blend into the hardwood floor. 

Office Views

25 July, 2019

Saba captures the iconic Empire State Building just outside the That's Nice office in NYC. 

The Iconic Flatiron

25 July, 2019

Sakina finds the iconic Flatiron building to be one of her favorite architecture buildings in the world! 

Yoga Class

24 July, 2019

The accounts and web development teams unwind after work at yoga. 

500 Knots Across Paris

24 July, 2019

It was just about 12 months ago that Nigel and Brian were flying at 500 knots across the south of Paris. Notice the "Rescue" sign with two yellow arrows, because they needed it.

Le District for Dinner

24 July, 2019

After work, Sakina and her friends take pictures by the marina during the sunset just before they head to Le District for dinner! 

Dark Clouds

23 July, 2019

Dark clouds are amassing over New York as an 18 hour rain front moves in.

An Eye for Design

23 July, 2019

Sakina loves looking at beautiful architecture that the city has to offer -architecture is just one of Sakina’s many areas that she finds aesthetically pleasing!

On Top of the World

23 July, 2019

Saba Malik takes a trip downtown after work and is amazed by the breathtaking city views.

Nights with a View

22 July, 2019

While learning and gaining valuable experience as an intern, Sakina enjoys the New York City nightlife - which entails eating at posh & swanky rooftop restaurants/lounges overlooking the city’s bright beautiful skyline.  

Lunch at Ribalta

22 July, 2019

The That's Nice intern team joins the Web Development and Research teams for a pizza lunch at Ribalta. 

1971 Miura SV

22 July, 2019

A new toy arrived last weekend, the 1971 Miura SV. Albeit, it's a model and not a real car, it's nevertheless one step closer.

Homemade Dinner

22 July, 2019

Lucas is staying at Nigel's this week while his wife is traveling - the two managed to cook up a nutritious dinner that their wives are no doubt proud of!

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