Michael is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with experience of leading HR teams in a number of organisations including Glasgow City Council, the Student Loans Company and at the Scottish Development Agency where he led the creation of the Scottish Enterprise network. Here was also involved in the delivery of a number of flagship regeneration projects including the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. As MD of TMP Worldwide’s People Consulting business, Michael worked with clients as diverse as E.ON, LloydsTSB, AMEC, Kent County Council, HMRC and the Security Services to address significant HR and resourcing challenges. More recently, he has worked with clients, including BURA, to focus on the challenges and opportunities presented by economic downturn. Having run a successful catering business, Michael understands the pressures facing SMEs and is passionate about helping them achieve their full potential.