Mike is a pragmatic hands-on commercial Finance Director and a partner to the CEO, working with owners and CEOs on strategic planning and implementation of business improvements.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with the London office of Grant Thornton, working in their small business/high growth group, Mike moved into industry, becoming a FD in an engineering business before moving into the hotel and hospitality sector, where he has held FD roles in hotels and restaurants across the UK, Europe and USA.
Mike has extensive experience of bringing businesses through to a successful sale and exit and has performed due diligence exercises for a London private equity firm on potential investments. Sector experience includes hospitality, hotels, restaurants and leisure.
Most recent work includes new business startups including business plans, budgets, cashflows, SEIS/EIS and investor presentations.
Mike is also a Non-Executive Director for St Martin in the Fields, the landmark church and cultural venue in the heart of London that does amazing work supporting the homeless.