Michael is co-founder of Seven Hills. He is an entrepreneur, author, broadcaster and campaigner for business.
Michael is co-author of ‘Mission: How the Best in Business Break Through’, published by Penguin.
Michael hosts the TV show The Capital Conversation on London Live and is an experienced event host. He is also a capital markets columnist for the Yorkshire Post and previously wrote as enterprise columnist for The Daily Telegraph.
His event interviews include Whole Foods Founder John Mackey, Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales, Dragons’ Den’s Peter Jones, the musician will.i.am, Kerry Kennedy President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Olympic legends Jessica Ennis-Hill and Lord Coe, then Prime Minister David Cameron, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
Michael is co-founder of StartUp Britain, the national initiative for early-stage enterprise launched by the Prime Minister and fully supported by HM Government. He also co-founded MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival, voted one of the top 10 worldwide conferences for entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur Magazine.
He has worked at the heart of government supporting the UK national enterprise effort and was one of the team that developed Start Up Loans. As a member of Catalyst UK he works with UK Trade & Investment to promote British excellence internationally.
Michael also works with His Royal Highness The Duke of York on the development and delivery of Pitch@Palace and The Duke of York’s iDEA, on whose Board he sits.
Michael is Chairman of Entrepreneurs at the private bank Coutts & Co. He chairs the Leap advisory board for Mishcon de Reya and City AM. He also serves on the advisory board of the National Business Awards.
He holds an Honorary Doctorate in economics from the University of London. He is also a University of Cambridge Judge Business School Honorary Fellow in Entrepreneurship.
Michael is listed in GQ Magazine’s inaugural 100 Most Connected Men. He is a Freeman of the City of London and was also awarded an MBE for services to enterprise promotion, entrepreneurship and education.