Mike co-founded Biodiversity by Design in 2006 expressly to engage in promoting truly sustainable exemplar development projects, multifunctional landscapes and global biodiversity conservation. Mike is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. He is also a Chartered Scientist, Biologist and Environmentalist. He is a recognised expert in urban habitat creation and ecosystem service provision, a Design Council/CABE Built Environment Expert, an Academician of the Academy of Urbanism, a regular panelist of the Bristol Urban Design Forum and former lecturer on the London School of Economics Cities Programme. In 2011 Mike was given the great honor of being elected a Royal Designer for Industry for lifetime achievements in Ecological Design.