Michael is an inspirational person. He sold his business while it was still thriving and set up a charity, Greenhouse, to provide sporting opportunities to the most deprived children in London. Not only does he run the charity himself but he ensures that the coaching the children receive is all of the hightest quality so that for the first time in their lives, they can aspire to greater things. Now thousands of children are enjoying coaching from Greenhouse (www.greenhousecharity.org), including those children with special needs. Michael develops a special bond with everyone he engages with, from donors to the coaches and the children, and it is his constant enthusiasm and energy that has given so many children the opportunity to do so much better in their sporting and academic lives than they would have believed to be possible. He is never satisfied with sitting still and is always looking for more opportunities to help youngsters develop themselves fully. He has developed a footbal club, Greenhouse Bethwin, which runs on the premise that those who turn up for training will play in the matches. The results have been outstanding. Michael is the most genuine, likeable and admirable person you could meet and he puts his own life second to those of the children he is constantly trying to help.