Mike is CEO of Artem, a physical special effects company that is also involved with 3D scanning, 3D printing and robotic machining. Artem was established in 1988 and operates from workshops in West London and Glasgow so Mike has an appreciation of the issues outside the London area. He's a great enthusiast for the wider industry and can see a time where all its many facets work and co-operate more closely for the benefit of all.
He is a passionate believer in relevant training and its establishment with recognised standards, and sees a dialogue with the educational establishment and Skillset as critically important.
Mike sits on the British Screen Advisory Council and the Court of The University of Hertfordshire, as well as the Board of UK Screen and has been involved with the association since its inception.
Mike chairs the UK Screen Film working group.