The local daily newspaper for the Stoke region, The Sentinel, produces an alphabetical list each year of “The 100 most influential people in Stoke-on-Trent” who are making an inspiring contribution to the city.
Mick Whitehead, md of M& M Group is included in the Sentinel 100 list for the second year running, joining such luminaries as Gordon Banks, Robbie Willams, Neil Morrissey and Anthea Turner.
The citation reads:
MICK WHITEHEAD, Managing Director, M&M Group
Mick is the managing director and founder of the M&M Group, which comprises M&M Vehicle Repairs, M&M Information Technologies and M&M Signs & Graphics.
He began as an apprentice mechanic and started his own business in 1980. The M&M Group now has centres in Longton and Leek.
Mick is passionate about ongoing staff training and the group currently has 11 apprentices.
He is a board member of Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce and the M&M Group are patrons of the organisation.
In his spare time Mick races Formula Ford cars.
The Sentinel 100 list includes the bosses of major local employers and leaders of local organisations as well as innovative entrepreneurs or individuals who work tirelessly as good ambassadors for the Potteries – helping to improve the lives of people in North Staffordshire.
The Sentinel 100 is intended to show the wealth of talent Stoke-on-Trent has to offer and the passion of its people.
Each individual is included as they deserve their place based on their impact on local people’s lives – whether that’s in the spheres of politics, business, entertainment or charity work – or simply because of the audience they affect.
The Sentinel is a daily regional newspaper first published back in 1854 and circulating in the North Staffordshire area.
It is the sixth biggest-selling regional newspaper in the UK with an average daily circulation of 28,862