Vicken is a Personal Injury Solicitor having qualified in 1995. He works for Nexus Solicitors who are based in Manchester City Centre.
Vicken originally studied French at University and lived in Rouen for a year as part of the course. He still speaks fluent French as well as Armenian and is teaching himself Spanish.
An active member of Manchester’s Armenian Community, Vicken is a Trustee of the Armenian Church in Manchester and also Chair of the Committee organising a number of events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the consecration of the Church. He has also written a book about the history of Manchester’s Armenian Community and its Church.
In addition, he is a Trustee of the UK branch of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, an international humanitarian charity and also a mentor for the Albert Kennedy Trust.
Vicken began volunteering for Manchester Pride in 2005 before being invited to become a Trustee in 2008. He was elected Chair in 2010, a role he held until he retired from the Board in 2016. He continues to volunteer for the Charity.
Away from his voluntary work, Vicken has been practicing yoga for several years which he loves. He is also passionate about music (mainly disco and dance!)
Vicken lives in Handforth with his husband Nick.