‘Connor Broadley take unusual care to get to know their clients as individuals and as families, to a degree I haven’t found anywhere else in the financial community. The advice they give is always professional and reliable, but also finely tuned to the interests and wellbeing of me and my family.
Over the years, I have come to view the team at Connor Broadley as not only trusted advisers, but family friends. I draw real confidence and comfort from the thought they will become the same trusted friends to my children and grandchildren. It’s a very good feeling to have.’
1944 – Born in Greenhithe, Kent
1954 – Wins scholarship to Gravesend Grammar School
1962 – First successful business venture, running dances in North Kent
1965 – First unsuccessful business venture, opening a nightclub in Spain
1966 – Begins career in advertising as trainee at Leo Burnett
1971 – Marries Maureen. They go on to have three children
1978 – Becomes managing director of Ogilvy and Mather
1986 – Chief Executive of Abbott Mead Vickers
1998 – Omnicom buys AMV. Michael buys original pressing of Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band signed by The Beatles.
2006 – Granddaughter Isabella is born. Retires from AMV and embarks on ‘portfolio’ career, including chairmanship of The Mill and Marsh & Parsons
2011 – Successful sale of Marsh & Parsons to LSL
2015 – Successful sale of The Mill to Technicolour
Today Michael continues to enjoy ‘retirement’ with family and eclectic work commitments through various chairmanships and consultancies.