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Michael Gibson


Michael has worked in the media and creative sectors for over 25 years. He began his career in London where he worked in publishing and advertising agencies.

After the sale of a publishing company he part-owned to a large US firm he returned to his native Lancashire. He built and sold two other businesses before joining the Lancaster digital agency Fat Media as Managing Director. Over the next eight years the company grew from 5 to 95 staff and became one of the largest of its kind in the UK.

Following Fat Media’s sale and his exit he now runs Miralis, a company mentoring and supporting businesses as they grow.

Originally from Heysham and now living in Lancaster, Michael is a passionate advocate for Lancashire and the north of the county. He is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Lancaster University; a member of the Management Committee of the Lancaster Business Improvement District; a Trustee of Lancaster Boys and Girls Club and the Lancashire Association of Boys and Girls Clubs; on the board of Digital Lancashire; and is an ardent supporter of Morecambe Football Club.