Mike Bandar

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Mike has always had an enterprising spirit and started his first company at the age of 15. Since then he has been self employed working on a variety of business ventures. 

Mike graduated from Aston University in 2011 with a BSc in International Business and Management, where he gained a wider knowledge of business theory, some of which he has been able to implement to the benefit of his businesses.

As well as working within this highly competitive industry Mike is currently contracted as a brand and management consultant for PETRONAS, the Malaysian Oil Company.

Mike's most recent projects include a new socially focused enterprise that produces information cards benefiting people who suffer from various allergies and intolerances. This company has experienced early success winning awards including a Shell Livewire Grand Ideas award and obtaining a nationwide distribution contract with ASDA.

Mike’s career has also seen him sit on the Young Directors committee for the West Midlands, reach the finals of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce’s Future Face of Business Award, and be shortlisted for BQ West Midlands' Emerging Entrepreneur Award.  

Mike, who credits his time at Aston University and help from the BSEEN programme (Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network) as providing a platform for his career, also regularly provides mentoring experience to current Aston University students keen on developing their own enterprises.

“Being part of the BSEEN programme was fantastic for me – being able to have incubator space and great networking opportunities helped get me to where I am today. The support I’ve had from Aston has been more than what I’d ever imagined, I feel like a whole community is behind me.” 

 The support I’ve had from Aston has been more than what I’d ever imagined, I feel like a whole community is behind me."

Job title

Co-founder at Turn Partners 

Enterprise Trainer and Consultant


Management and Strategy

Mike's day to day

  • Acquires and turns around distressed and under utilised businesses
  • Works with a range of businesses since 2009 on 3 specialist areas:
  1. Sales and Commercialisation Consultancy
  2. Brand Consultancy
  3. Enterprise Training


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