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Mike Pooley

MD - Purpose Made Solutions

Mike has enjoyed a management career of over 40 years that has spanned the world and enabled him to offer a deep and valuable insight into the mechanics of business, the traits of successful leadership, and the keys to success for winning teams of all sizes and ambitions.


His experience encompasses roles in the Hospitality and Institutional sectors, Global Supply Chain management for leading food service brands and nearly 20 years as a senior executive with the gategroup before leaving to take up the challenge of founding his own business venture. As a Senior VP he was President of gategroup’ Asia Pacific interests from 2009 to 2013 and still retains strong links to the Asian region.​


Since 2013 he has run his own Company advising on business expansion and core product development and helped to steer strategic programmes as well as providing executive coaching in support of food, service, travel, and lifestyle brands. He is currently retained as a senior advisor by the CEOs of ambitious and dynamic businesses and uses his career knowledge and intuition to provide value and acumen to drive projects and to ensure the prioritisation to their investment planning, and resource development.


His client base has included businesses as large as DHL and Quorn Foods to SMEs at various points in their growth curve requiring specialist support in breaking into new territories and diversifying their portfolios.


He is also a long time Mentor and regular contributor to the grad and post grad program at Oxford Brookes University School of Hospitality and Tourism.

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