Mike is a straight talking, tenacious and energetic professional who is able to quickly assimilate wide ranging issues and problems and produce a series of incredibly effective solutions to overcome what seem insurmountable obstacles at first sight. When a company is facing a turbulent time, it needs the right people around to manage the situation and Mike is certainly the right person to engage at such times.
Mike managed the Group activities after huge losses on a large construction contract and despite a large cash hole managed to build up the other operating activities to gradually eliminate the funding requirement. This initially entailed delicate negotiations with the bank and suppliers, aggressive cash management and the production of a credible plan which demonstrated the effects of a series of turnaround measures. This also included careful management of staff, as well as implementing a redundancy programme, ensuring a viable long term future for Scotts.
In essence, Mike over delivered on the promised improvements in the three operating companies and the Group has gone on and prospered in a way that has delighted all involved.
In summary, Mike is an incredibly hardworking and committed individual who offers high energy and high integrity while still managing to combine it with a sense of fun. Mike is a true asset to any organisation and always exceeds expectations.David Scott
Chairman J Scott (Thrapston) Limited