Michael Oglesby


In 1976 Michael Oglesby founded the Bruntwood group of companies, which has since become one of the leading commercial property owners in the North of England.  At the end of 2013 he gave up executive responsibility in the Company and now devotes his time to a wide range of activities covering the arts, civic roles, philanthropy, health and education. He is Chairman of the Oglesby Charitable Trust which has given in excess of £13 million to over 300 charities over the last 10 years.

Michael is a former High Sheriff and Vice Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester and, in the 2011 January Honours list, was awarded a CBE for his services to Industry and Charity.




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