Traffic Commissioner for the west Midlands

Nick Denton


Nick Denton worked as private secretary to the Leader of the House of Commons and on secondment to the European Commission in Brussels before becoming the UK’s transport negotiator at the EU.


After a spell as head of export promotion and regional food at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Nick spent 3 years in Montreal as the UK’s representative on the council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation. Back in London, he worked first on Crossrail and then as head of the Department for Transport’s Freight Policy and Lorry Charging Division.

Traffic Commissioner for the west Midlands

Responsibilities are:

  • the licensing of the operators of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and of buses and coaches known as Public Service Vehicles (PSVs)
  • the registration of local bus services
  • granting vocational licences and taking action against drivers of HGVs and PSVs

Previous roles in government

  1. Traffic Commissioner for London and the south east

    • 2012 to 2016