Michael Oglesby was born in 1939 in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire and, after receiving a degree in building at Aston University, spent his early working years in the construction industry before moving to Manchester in 1970.

He has been married for over 50 years to his wife Jean and they live in Bowdon. They have two children, Chris and Kate, both of whom work in the family business, and five grandchildren.

The importance of the family has always been one of his core beliefs and the role that family values play in business cannot be underestimated.

Business leaders have a vitally important part to play in the life of the community and over recent years he has spent a significant amount of time focused on this.

Michael is a strong believer in both personal and business philanthropy and he encourages others to follow this path.