Mike is a passionate Buckinghamshire entrepreneur. He was born and bred in Beaconsfield and is now a Deputy Lieutenant and Ambassador for Buckinghamshire, where he still lives with his wife Carol and family. Mike was educated at Davenies School, Chalfont's Community College and High Wycombe College (now BNU) before starting a career in the retail furniture industry, which ultimately led to him opening his own bed store at the age of 30.
Although a serial entrepreneur, Mike is probably best known as the founder of Dreams which he launched with one store in 1987 growing to over 200 superstores before Mike eventually sold most of his shares in 2008 and stepped down as Chairman and CEO.
Mike realised he wasn't quite ready for retirement in 2008 so he decided to pursue his love of unusual & iconic properties by turning a hobby into a business. Mike formed Clarenco LLP in 2009 and has now built up a considerable property portfolio of amazing & unique venues such as Towers, Castles, Forts and Monasteries (throughout Britain) now under the "AmaZing Venues" division. These properties are used as Wedding Venues and Event Venues for Parties, Corporate and Themed Events...
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