Michael is a co-founder of award-winning brand agency, Studio North, having started the business over 14 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 and more recently Freshwalks. Always leading from the front with the purpose of bringing together like-minded souls and having fun at the same time.
In addition to these ventures, Michael is an ambassador for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital charity, has been an integral member of the Creative Pro.Manchester committee and sits on the Employer Advisory Board at Manchester Creative Studio. He recently judged the Manchester Young Talent Awards for JCI Manchester.
He was a member of Insider’s prestigious 42 Under 42 list in 2012 and was recognized 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.