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Mike Smith

Adjunct Professor of Management and Global Marketing


Mike has worked in numerous industries including retail, security, leisure, marina, food, medical and healthcare.

At 18 he managed many retail projects from Sheffield to Cambridge. Mike increased profitability in all branches by more than 50%.

At 21, Mike resumed his education and completed the BTEC National Diploma in Leisure Management with Distinctions. He gained a degree, with honours, in Education and Deaf Studies at Wolverhampton University and lectured at Derby College for the Deaf. In addition, he supported Deaf Students at the Sheffield Colleges and Universities. Nevertheless, he wanted to work with Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and those with a Mental Health Diagnosis. He was employed by Oxfordshire County Council as part of a team to support 24 individuals from an institution into their own tenancies. Due to the successful conclusion of the project in Oxfordshire, he was utilized to develop numerous projects nationally. He worked with every stigmatized group.   

Mike is determined to ensure that everybody is treated with respect and dignity. In addition, he is adamant that all individuals should have the opportunity to achieve their goals. He has managed over 50 projects to ensure business success and outcomes for service users, tenants, and staff. He undertook these tasks whilst completing numerous certified courses including the DMS, MA and DBA.  

Mike co-founded multiple associated healthcare companies, such as Milewood Healthcare Limited to support all stigmatized groups with complex needs from 2004. In addition, he co-founded a further nine successful businesses. As co-founder, director and partner Mike is instrumental in the organizations‘ ethics, marketing, project management and human resource management. In 2018, he retired from healthcare and consultancy. He currently invests in numerous projects and supports start up businesses.

He is a member of Delta Mu Delta and The Bow Group. He was awarded the ACBSP Student Leadership Award.


He has two favourite mottoes:

"Virtue Mine Honour" (Clan Maclean) and "Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people." (Socrates)


Doctorate in Business Administration, International Management, Horizons University, Paris

Master of Arts Degree, Sheffield University, Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies Centre, Faculty of Medicine

Bachelor of Arts Degree, 2:1, with Honours, Wolverhampton University

Diploma in Management Studies, Canterbury University

Diploma in Business Coaching, Newcastle College 

Certificate in Outdoor Education, Sheffield Hallam University 

BTEC National Diploma, Management, Sheffield Colleges

International Accredited Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor, Crisis Prevention Institute

Intermediate Certificate in British Sign Language, CACDP

Training Within Industry Instructors Certificate, Olympus

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