A sports science graduate of Carnegie College, Leeds, Mike spent some of his early working life in health promotion and personal training roles in addition to representing Great Britain at Elite level Internationally in the sport of Triathlon, moving into the construction industry in 1996. After 12 years working in construction sales, he joined Hardscape in June 2008.

Mike was particularly attracted by Hardscape’s ethos of providing the best service possible and their ability to source a virtually unlimited range of products from around the world to meet the needs of both landscape architects and clients. Mike’s aim is to make Hardscape the number one choice for hard landscaping products in Yorkshire, North East, East Midlands and East Anglia.

Socially, Mike loves lifting weights and in August 2011 he won the 120kg weight category in the Great Britain Powerlifting Federation National Championships in Northumberland. In 2017 and 2018 Mike competed in the Natural Physique Association (performance-enhancing drug-free) bodybuilding competitions qualifying for and finishing in the top six in his category in the British finals.