After a successful naval career Mike moved into joinery and now owns the IBTC with his wife Lyn. He has a passion for the sea built during his time with the Royal Navy serving around the world.
Upon leaving the Navy he trained with an experienced joiner before enrolling at the IBTC to study boatbuilding. He is passionate wood work and promoting traditional skills and teaches joinery at the college.
Mike is also an excellent cook and hosts regular Paella nights for the students.