Having taken up water-skiing back in the early1980’s it wasn’t long before Mick was participating competitively and sharing his passion for the sport with his family and friends.
In 1985, and as a natural progression, Mick joined Mastercraft Boats UK, later to become a director responsible for sales and marketing. Additionally, he played a major roll in establishing the firm’s European dealership network.
Over the years spent within the water sports industry Mick has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience. He has served on many of the national committees, to include those of the National Tournament, National Management and National Recreation. He has also fulfilled the role of Development Chairman for the British Water-Ski Magazine and Chairman of the East Midlands Region.
As the former Chairman of Church Wilne Water Sports Club (CWWSC) Mick was a major factor in its development, bringing the club to the forefront of the sport. CWWSC, under his chairmanship, has hosted many national events such as the British Nationals and the All Regions Championships. The club also hosted the very first European Wakeboard Championships and was the first club in the world to introduce a floodlit wakeboard competition.
In 2000 Mick set up his own specialist, centrally based, water sports company Midland Marine UK Ltd, its prime objective being to meet the growing needs of a more demanding market, particularly in respect of higher quality products and services. Mindful of this, and without compromise, Midland Marine UK Ltd formed a close relationship with Tigé boats and has introduced them to the European market with outstanding results. Tigé has presented the company with the “European Dealer of the Year” award no less than four consecutive times, along with other accolades such as “Rookie of the Year” and “Sales Person of the Year”.
Midland Marine UK Ltd has already expanded its operation and now boasts a new Service Centre, complete with full diagnostic equipment, for the servicing and repair of many leading brands, to include inboard engine manufacturers Mercruiser, PCM, and Marine Power (Midland Marine is the only UK Company providing warranty and service back-up on all three).