Mike Ames

Mike Ames – Founder, Flair Business Growth Consultancy

Mike started his career in IT having completed a degree in computer science and spending the next 6 years working as programmer, business analyst and data analyst. He switched across into sales in October 1988 before starting his first business, a recruitment company called Software Knowledge, in April 1989.

During the 1990’s Mike built up the Software Knowledge group with his business partner from nothing to a group turnover of £40 million adding a software house and facilities management company along the way. In 1998 after several years as Managing Director and key rainmaker he sold the business to an American corporation.

Following a year’s sabbatical Mike was asked to join two former Software Knowledge colleagues in the formation of Crimson, where he currently is a director and major shareholder. Whilst still supporting this successful venture he now spends the majority of his time running the Flair Business Growth Consultancy.

In his spare time Mike travels extensively and spends part of the year in Spain and at his Welsh home. He also enjoys walking, cycling, swimming, art and just occasionally bricklaying. He is married with three grown up children and lives in South Birmingham.

Client Comment

Mike has revolutionised the way our firm wins and cares for its clients. If you want somebody who is innovative, results focused with a massive range and depth of BD knowledge then Mike’s your man.

Tim Aspinall, Managing Partner
DMH Stallard LLP