After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1966 Michael spent two years gaining some commercial experience, and then joined a Public Company. He started as PA to the Managing Director, and over a period of ten years rose to become MD of one of its subsidiaries and was promoted to Group Company Secretary. He left in 1978 to acquire interests in several other companies and in 1988 he formed a Corporate Finance Boutique specialising in Mergers and Acquisitions. In1994 he merged the Corporate Finance Boutique with a London based accountancy practice and operated from their premises. He subsequently became the sole owner of the business and relocated the company. He is also Chairman and Shareholder of a specialist Property Consultancy Company.