Mike lives in York with his wife.  He went to Sandhurst after college and joined the Royal Artillery; spending 18 outstanding years in the military before leaving to travel Asia and the Middle East.  On returning he worked in key accounts and business development before landing a job as a Bid Manager. Mike has managed 3 Bid Teams in the healthcare sector and enjoys the camaraderie that is naturally generated when delivering quality under pressure.  When not working he enjoys travel, cooking, military history, sport, walking in the Dales and gin.

What is your full name?

Michael Joseph Pearson

What causes are you passionate about?

Homelessness and war veterans

Sum up your day so far in three words

Living the Dream

If you could be anybody for a day, who would you be and why?

Jonny Wilkinson when he dropped that goal at the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final to beat the Australians.  Can there be a sweeter moment? 

What was the last thing you Googled?

The plot line to 1984 by George Orwell as I realised I’ve never read it

Speaking of books, what was the last book you read?

The Spanish Civil War by Antony Beevor

Favourite toastie flavour?

Cheese with spam and Worcester sauce

How do you feel about cheese?

Love it!

Any particular favourites?

It’s seasonal and depends on my location in the world – but on a cold English morning it would be Red Leicester

Favourite trip abroad?

Nepal – trekking and travelling

Do you speak any languages?


Name Taylor Swift’s boyfriends in order from the year 2009?

Tom Hiddleston, Calvin Harris, Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran (speculative)

The actor…… the guy who plays the werewolf

Impressive! If you were an animal what would you be?


Can I ask why?

Lots of sleeping, eating. Always near heat, food and your bed

Which breed?

Probably an otter-tailed Labrador to be precise

Name an interesting fact about yourself

I spent several months travelling round India on buses – including Delhi, Rajasthan to Pakistan border, all the way to Calcutta, down the coast to the bottom of India, then back up coast to Mumbai. I spent just over 2 months on the road in total.

ow! Thanks Mike!

No problem.


mage of Rajasthan: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zedzap/