Mike Perls

GreaterSport chair awarded MBE

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    11th June 2019

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Mike Perls, has been awarded an MBE in the 2019 Queen’s birthday honours list for services to the community of Manchester.

Mike joined the GreaterSport board in December 2017 because of the similarities in values and also the opportunity to make an impact at a unique point in time for Manchester.

Mike co-founded marketing agency MC2 in 1999 and this two-man start-up quickly grew into one of the largest independents in the sector, driven by a purpose to ‘Make a Difference’; to their clients, their communities and their people.  

Mike also;

- works with Manchester Metropolitan University widening the participation in education though the First Generation Programme

-  sits on the board for the  Rugby League World Cup in 2021 and ensuring a local legacy from the event.

- works alongside the Mayor of Greater Manchester to help positively impact the community affected by homelessness in the region 

- supports other local charities like Maggie’s and the Tim Bacon Foundation.

After the announcement Mike said;

“To be nationally recognised for my contribution to the community of a city that I love is beyond special. But this award isn’t just for me.

“Manchester is a very special place and the collaborative leadership shown by those in public office, the charity sector and the business community creates an environment that encourages people like me to step forward and make a positive difference. And I couldn’t have been part of this without my amazing family who have taught me that what really matters is to care about those around us. I would like to encourage even more people in the business community to step forward and join the movement. Together we can make a real difference."