Mike Beckett has a heart ♡ for people putting them and their experience at the center of what he does. Mike wants to connect with individual persons who can help him add value to the lives of the public as both an entrepreneur and politician. Mike is passionate for pragmatic ways to innovate and improve outcomes for society and has a driving work ethic to achieve excellence.
Mike lives in ⌘ North Yorkshire with his wife, cat and two dogs and likes politics, with an abiding interest in the Liberal Democrats in the United Kingdom, as an internationalist he also follows the EU and ALDE, the UN and the international community. I particularly like Mennonite and also Moravian, Anabaptist, Orthodox and Celtic expressions of Christianity. A proponent of subsidiarity, Local Exchange Trading Systems, Credit Unions, mutually owned cooperatives, rights with responsibility, personal & corporate ethics and caring for business in general as productivity and trade can help bring economic stability and foster peace. Mike is active in the voluntary and community sector as he likes to contribute to Civil Society making our Society bigger and better for everyone.
Mike has worked as a cross sector leader with a portfolio career, for example in the (NHS) National Health Service, as a homeless shelter manager, a (CAB) Citizens Advice Bureau manager, the Executive Director and Company Secretary of a local Mind charitable company and as the Trust Administrator for the Mennonite Trust. At University of London, Goldsmith College he read Politics with Economics.
Mike is a progressive cooperator with a belief in the need to engage with all people involved in Community Politics, Social Policy, Ethics, Business and Commerce, Economics, Governance and Public Affairs. Mike believes corporate governance is essential, with monitoring through internal audit procedures, supervision and total quality management systems.
Michael Beckett is standing for Parliament in May 2015 for Whitby and Scarborough. Mike trained with the Institute of Directors (IoD) and in December 2011 achieved the Diploma in Company Direction, having earlier that year received a Distinction in the Certificate in Company Direction. Mike is committed to continuing professional development and implementing ethical decisions.
Some suggestions for circles you could put Mike in:
- Ailurophile & Canophilist (likes cats & dogs).
- Alternative and 80s music fans. ♪♬
- Amateur Knitlete.
- Arts and Crafts movement.
- Beta-tester for G+
- Blogger (Business, Community & Politics). ✎
- British Anglophile.
- Chasers of extraordinary opportunities.
- Charter 88 signatory.
- Community Organiser
- Current affairs enthusiasts.
- Dyslexic and writer in the third person.
- Economics experts.
- Friendly people.
- Friends of entrepreneurs.
- Governance and strategy.
- Instigators of change.
- Intrapreneurs and Entrepreneurs.
- Liberal Democrats (LibDems).
- Lifelong learning.
- Political news curators.
- Pragmatic Futurist. ∞ Peakist
- Professional Directors.
- Proponent of ecumenism and tolerance
- Public affairs aficionados.☼
- Science Fiction fans.
- Small and Medium size Businessmen.
- Social media enthusiast.
- Social policy wonks.
- Social Science research.
- Spirituality and faith.
- Startup lovers.
- Yorkshire folk.
Google+ users I recommend:
I am happy on Google+ to be in a "shared a circle with you.". °o◐●O
I generally follow back if you are cordial & active. I look for public posts, a picture, a completed about page preferably with links, areas of common interest and comments. Due to the circling follow limit, I periodically review who I follow, specifically to remove inactive accounts from my follow list. ♺ ن
The Legal bit:
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Disclosure: I am a #FormerVictim, a survivor and now an achiever.
I am a former victim of abuse. It got better for me. It will get better for you.Help is available.
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