Mike co-founded Backbone Connect with Dave McLeod in 2008.
Building on ten years of experience in IT and managed services, Backbone Connect was launched to be a values-driven business, providing high standards of service and offering solutions to enable clients to drive growth. The company supports workplaces across the UK, working with a variety of asset owners, asset managers, leasing agents, and tenant businesses from start-ups to multinational organisations.
Mike is passionate about the role of technology in supporting employee wellbeing and helping businesses to meet their ESG goals. He is a graduate from Kingston University and the Cranfield School of Management.
Good management is key to employee welfare, but it is much harder to check how colleagues are doing when teams are fragmented. Tech has helped fill the void and keep people connected during the pandemic and it can continue playing a role when homeworking becomes more of a choice than a necessity.
A range of digital tools have come to the fore in recent years which can promote employee wellbeing. Device monitoring systems, for example, can nudge people to take a break from screens, socialise or go on walks – invaluable when managers are simply not there in person to encourage these behaviours.