Mike became Finance Director in January 2016 following the merger of Restrata with Stirling, another group company where Mike had been Finance Director since 2015. Mike originally joined the group in 2013 as Head of Planning and Treasury within the group’s holding company. In this role while looking after group financial planning & reporting, cash management and relationships with banks, he assisted in the execution of several group acquisitions and the demerger of a previous group company (Olive Group). Prior to joining the group Mike had a 9-year career at Lloyds Banking Group where he held several senior roles within International Banking Finance and latterly within Group Strategic Finance. Mike is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He graduated from the University of Nottingham where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chemistry.