Mike is a passionate serial entrepreneur, probably best known as the previous Chairman and CEO of Dreams Plc, which he founded in 1987 growing it to over 200 superstores before successfully selling out in March 2008 (timing is everything!).
In 2009 Mike set up his own charity, The Clare Foundation, which helps improve the efficiency of other charities in Buckinghamshire, offering free support and advice, small grants, training, and networking events. The Clare Foundation also encourages local businesses to engage in the community. The third focus for the charity is helping people with their confidence, self-esteem, and general happiness.
‘Charities in Buckinghamshire work tirelessly, passionately and with determination to make the lives of their recipients better and happier. I am delighted that four Angels will be joining me to give charities the opportunity to pitch their plan to our own local ‘Angels Den’. The Clare Foundation is leading on this exciting new venture, with many local charities being approached. I know it will be a great evening, and we look forward to seeing everyone and meeting new friends.’