Awarded ‘Event Organiser of the Year’ 2006, 2007 and 2009 Mike has over 26 years of experience within the industry. Initially from a sporting background Mike paved a career in local authority and with the International Festival of The Sea before founding his own companies, Richmond Event Management and The Event Safety Shop. He has been responsible for a host of large public events and balances his skills as a leading operational specialist with the creative and unique thinking of REM. Whether that be co-ordinating site management, logistics, production, design, and health and safety or more often than not these days representing clients and REM in Event Control or Silver meetings. He works within skills development for young people in the industry and leads the REM training and development regime for all staff. Often seen at Tall Ships Races usually in a disguise of dust and mud.