In 2013 Mike relocated from the UK to Queensland, Australia where he worked with RACQ for seven years, before deciding to return to the role of freelance auto assessor in late 2020.
In the UK in 1996, Mike set up a successful business as an independent engineer assessor, which he ran for over 16 years. During this time, Mike carried out inspections for a number of insurers, solicitors, the MVRA and other accident management companies.
From 1991 to 1996 Mike worked for Glass’s Guide as a support and development engineer on the Glassmatix computerised estimating program project.
Prior to Glass’s Guide, Mike spent 17 years with Bradford Pennine Insurance Co as a staff engineer assessor. During his time here, Mike worked as engineering manager for the South East region with team of 6 motor engineer assessors under his control. It was during his time with Bradford Pennine that he gained Membership of the Member of the Institute of the Motor Industry (M.I.M.I) and also became a member of the Member of the Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors (M.Inst.A.E.A.). This also gave Mike Membership of the Member of the Federation Internationale Experts en Automobiles (M.F.I.E.A), a European assessors Member of the Institute.
Mike began his automotive career after leaving college, where he was apprenticed at his parents business from 1967 to 1973. In 1973 the business was sold to J. Davy, a main Ford dealer. Mike was indentured as a panel beater but also went through the paint and mechanical shops, as well as office duties and estimating.
Given Mike’s extensive career and experience in the automotive sector, clients can be confident that the service they receive is that of an industry expert.