Michael has fifteen years of senior management experience of people management in hospitality and retail. Having grown up in North Cornwall, Michael joined the Rick Stein Group in Padstow as Head of Human Resources in 2007 and has supported a growing team during a period in which the business has doubled in size and now employs 700.
Michael leads a team of four and is motivated by finding ways to improve the employment relationship, approaches to recruitment and enhancing the way the team are listened to, looked after and supported. Passionate about making improvement in an ethical and measured way, Michael was part of a team that shaped the Rick Stein Apprenticeship, leading to the company being recognised as a top 100 apprentice employer and was recognised by the CIPD for his contribution to the industry having supported a number of young people to develop a successful management career.
In his spare time, Michael loves to travel with his wife and children and makes regular winter trips to the arctic circle to photograph the aurora borealis.