About Us


Tor Rise Consultancy Limited (TRC) is a UK education, corporate training and visa advisory company, based in Nigeria. We are the official partner of some of the UK’s leading universities and the UK’s leading corporate training provider and we provide visa facilitation services for Nigerian students and corporate travellers who wish to travel to the UK.

Our first class visa counselling service helps to ensure that visa applications have the best possible chance of being approved. We draw upon over 12 years experience of working for the UK's Visa and Immigration departments in Nigeria. We also provide event management services for corporate clients based in the UK and Nigeria.

Tim Nicholson


Our CEO, Tim Nicholson has been based in Nigeria since 2005. During this period he has been employed by the UK Home Office in their visa and immigration department (UKVI) as an Entry Clearance Officer and Manager.

He comes with outstanding depth of knowledge of the UK Immigration Rules, UKVI’s in-house procedures and working practices. Tim was UKVI’s Nigeria representative on student related matters (and their representative at major education exhibitions), their operational lead on student visa decision quality and he managed the appeals process. He has also specialised in document fraud and received training from the UK’s National Document Fraud Unit.

Tim and his family love Nigeria are very passionate about assisting Nigerians who wish to develop themselves and their organisations through further education or corporate training in the UK.

Lucy Ukwa

Case Officer

Lucy is a writer and Economics with Computing graduate who’s passionate about sustainable growth and development of the people around her, her community and country.

In line with this passion, she has engaged in various development programs at different levels and with various organizations mostly geared towards finding suitable solutions to social issues in the country. Her role as a Caseworker at Tor Rise Consultancy offers her a grand opportunity to spend each day helping at least one person as they seek to develop themselves and their community either through further studies abroad or other related opportunities.

When she’s not working, you can find her following her favorite football team, Chelsea FC, reading a good book or making music with her guitar.

Sheye Otunla

Communications and Marketing Officer

Sheye is the Communications Officer at Tor Rise Consultancy and loves helping people solve basic everyday-life challenges by using technology. He has spent the majority of his career in the tech industry, gaining experiences in areas such as Google Apps for Education, web development, and design thinking. While communications strategy is his primary job function by day, Sheye also enjoys providing tech support and writing articles.


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