"Michael has been self-employed since 1986 and has been involved in a wide variety of initiatives, including the founding, development and management of an organic food delivery company (Now Ruskin Vale Organics).
"Michael moved to Lancaster in 2006 and has been a co-coordinator of the North Lancashire Social Enterprise Forum for the last three years. He founded the Ethical Small Traders Association [ESTA] in 2010 and is a co-founder of the newly formed Lancaster Car Club. He is currently working with the Catalyst team at Lancaster University to develop a local trade-tracking card to help boost Lancaster’s local economy.
"Michael has a passion for sustainable development and for exploring the interface between personal and organisational development. He is a trained counsellor and over 15 yeas experience giving a variety of talks, presentations and developmental workshops. His business home page can be found here."