Previously he served as the chief executive of Unique Pub Company. Giles was also a founding member of the Principal Finance Group at Nomura International plc and was involved in a number of acquisitions including Unilease, Phoenix Inns, Angel Trains, Annington Homes and Inntrepreneur Pub Company.
He has held non-executive director roles with Esporta, Ducati SpA, Tragus Holdings, TUI Travel plc and Matthew Clark Wholesale Ltd; Giles is currently Chairman of D&D London Ltd and ZipWorld plc. He is a non-executive director of Incopro Ltd. He also acts as consultant/angel investor on a number of business start-ups; and is a long-serving trustee with the Rona Sailing Project.