Our Story

Founded by Martial Arts instructors, for Martial Arts instructors.


Our business is driven by our belief in the power of Martial Arts to change lives and to make a positive impact in communities. Our vision is to improve the availability and accessibility of Martial Arts in society, and increase participation, particularly amongst young people.


We exist to help Martial Arts business owners to build successful schools and improve Martial Arts provision for the benefit of students. Everything we do is designed to drive the development of Martial Arts businesses that help students to lead healthier and happier lives.


We’re honest, open, transparent, friendly, and approachable: a simple recipe for building productive and enjoyable partnerships with everyone we work with. We work with Martial Arts businesses of every size so whether you’re looking to turn your hobby into a career or already have an established school and want to grow your business, we can help you thrive.


Our values shape our NEST culture; they reflect what is important to us and provide guiding principles for the way we operate as a business. Click below to dig into the details:


As a business growth partner, we provide care, protection, and guidance for growing businesses. We build long term relationships and stay in close contact with clients throughout their journey, shaping products, services, and support to meet their changing requirements.


Involvement in the Martial Arts industry demands continuous improvement of already high standards. We strive to provide best in class products, services and support that help our clients to improve the performance of their business and focus on improving the impact of their teaching and training within the community.


Keeping things simple is key to making it easy for our clients to successfully build their businesses. As a single point of contact for everything that our clients need to manage and grow their martial arts businesses, we make it easy for them to access whatever they need. We make it easy for people to understand the benefits of working with us and provide actionable advice.


We are a safe pair of hands when it comes to handling client’s money and offering advice that will make a positive contribution to the development of their businesses. This trust is founded on our 20-year track record and an unblemished record on safety and security. We understand our responsibilities as a trusted advisor on safeguarding and other aspects where there is no margin for error.

"The team and the systems make a huge difference to our business, and we wouldn’t swap or change them for the world. They are always bringing new technology to the market, they are always advancing and always keeping us on our toes!”


We’re not just a business that works in Martial Arts; we were founded by Martial Arts instructors to help Martial Arts businesses grow. Martial Arts is in our blood, and it all starts with the main man, Gerald – founder and MA of NEST Management.

Gerard Turvey

Managing Director

Joy Turvey


Sean McGuiggan

Director of Information and Technology

Leanne McGill

Marketing Manager

Louise Turchet

Customer Service Manager

Louise Reader

Software Development Manager