Mike Burchell, M Inst M.O is the Director of Burchell Consulting Limited, an exceptional consultancy company specialising in advising owners and operators, within both the public and private sectors in the operations and management of indoor and outdoor Retail markets, wholesale fruit and vegetable markets, fairs, street trading and speciality events.

During his time in the UK, he was a full member of the Institute of Market Officers qualified by examination, a member of the Institute of Market Officers Examination Council, and also represented the cities of Liverpool, Nottingham and Wolverhampton interests through the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) and has attended the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) congress biennially since 1993. He is also an Associate Member of the Action for Market Towns Organisation.

PUBLIC / PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS

Over 25 years local authority market management experience, working in the capacity of Markets Manager for: -

Previously employed within the private sector for Geraud Markets UK Limited in the capacity of Deputy Chief Executive, responsible for acquiring, advising and managing market contracts on a client basis for a number of local market authorities including, amongst others: -

Also responsible for overseeing the management of an annual continental and specialist markets programme involving more than 30 local authorities and town centre managers throughout the UK.

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RETAIL / WHOLESALE MARKET MANAGEMENT

Highly experienced in Retail / Wholesale Market Management. Responsible for re-designing / refurbishing a number of town centre retail markets, including: -

Responsible for establishing a number of new commercial Markets and Speciality events including amongst others: -

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MARKET RE-DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Experience in providing a range of services and advice to Town Centre Managers and Local Authorities on Town Centre Market Re-Development Projects relating to the design and relocation of Town Centre Retail Markets including amongst others:

STREET TRADING ISSUES

Involved in the development of policy initiatives and the delivery of key projects relating to the management and operation of street trading including providing specialist advice and recommendations to senior management, Licensing Committees and Council Members of local authorities.

MARKET LEGAL ADVICE

Former Full Member of the Institute of Market Officers by examination, and professionally qualified to offer market related legal advice to local authorities, private market operators and market traders on all aspects of local authority / private markets, landlord-tenant, market operator- trader relations, including advice on planning issues, market rights, market rules and regulations and general market operations.

BUSINESS PLANNING & FEASIBILTY STUDIES

Experienced in preparing business plans, feasibility studies and action plans in establishing or reviewing retail, wholesale and speciality street markets for public and private sector organisations.

Also experienced in the presentation of Business Plans / Feasibility Studies to relevant local authority committees and making recommendations on the future direction of local authority market related services.

CORPORATE HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT (IIP / 1S0 9001)

Experienced in preparing, planning and implementing Corporate Human Resources Development for Investor in People Programmes and Quality Assurance Management ISO 9001 Procedures / Systems, including detailed work implementation plans and schedules to achieve accreditation status.

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Director: Mike Burchell, M.I.M.O

Company Registered in England Company Number 03875907

Registered Office: 470 Hucknall Road, Nottingham, NG5 1FX.