Mike was born and has lived most of his life in or around Oxford. He qualified as an accountant in Oxford and then worked in local businesses until joining his family commercial property business in 1990. He became MD in 1995 when his father suddenly passed away.
Mike has never shrunk away from daring to be different and he has run his business by believing that the authentic investment is in the people, and not the property. His way of treating people by extending trust is now a proven model and has enabled him to step aside and allow his team to run the business.
The time he now has available has led him to think of the property business as one part of a whole group which he is now developing. He is also an avid blogger and speaker on purpose, values and trust in business.
Mike recognises that all activities are opportunities to contribute and also to learn, and that is why he has joined the board of Activate Learning.