Michael is a co-founder of award-winning brand agency, Studio North, having started the business over 15 years ago in Manchester city centre.
Today, Michael is well known in the local business community for connecting people and ideas through a myriad of branded networks and regular events such as TwitFaced, Betworking and more recently Freshwalks. Always leading from the front with the purpose of bringing together like-minded souls for their commercial benefit and personal enjoyment.
In addition to these ventures, Michael is an ambassador for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital charity, an alumni of Forever Manchester and provides brand consultancy to Prevent Breast Cancer.
He was a member of Insider’s prestigious 42 Under 42 list in 2012 and was recognised as the inaugural Man of the Year in 2013 by Downtown Manchester in Business. Peer Index ranked Michael as the most influential Manchester businessperson on Twitter in 2014.
Michael leads out on Freshwalks routes knowing how to both welcome and connect people, putting first-timers or nervous networkers at immediate ease and playing corporate cupid whenever necessary.