20 May 2022

Mich Stevenson OBE

Registration from: 11:45am

Lunch: 12:30pm

In May 2022, we were joined by Mich Stevenson OBE, who was responsible for much of the transformation of the Nottingham Lace Market into the thriving community we see today.


NCBC Event Details

Mich Stevenson OBE


Born in the City of Nottingham in 1941. Educated at Cottesmore Secondary Modern School and People’s College for the Building Industry and Allied Trades. Followed by Nottingham Polytechnic where City and Guilds Full Technological Certificate in Mechanical Engineering was achieved. Mich then served an apprenticeship with A V Roe – Aircraft manufacturers and repairers - working on Shackletons and Vulcans going on to join their Design Team. This was followed with working as Fleet Sales Manager for a Vauxhall/Bedford Dealership Raleigh Industries as a Senior Pram and Toy Designer.

Designed and patented the “Washmatik” which has been successfully marketed for over 25 years worldwide.

Alongside is ‘day job’, Mich had been investing in properties. In 1975 he decided, with his brother, to go into full-time renovation and reconstruction of property. This partnership grew into the family company of Spenbeck Limited successfully developing an investment portfolio, including a substantial number of prestigious properties in the Lace Market.

1992 helped form the Lace Market Heritage Trust to enable and encourage the regeneration of the historic Lace Market area of Nottingham, which had fallen into severe decline, and was appointed its inaugural Chairman.

1993 The Museum of Law Trust Company was formed to oversee the creation of the Galleries of Justice, working towards its recognition as the National Museum of Law. He was appointed Chairman.

1997 Mich was awarded Honorary Degree of Master of Arts (Nottingham Trent University) in recognition of his contribution to the regeneration of the Nottingham Lace Market.

1998 Mich was awarded an OBE for “Services to the Galleries of Justice, Nottingham”.

2001 awarded "Enterprise Midlander of the Year" for East and West Midlands, by Carlton Television subsequently being appointed Chairman of the Carlton Television Midlander of the Year panel and a Director of the Regional Advisory Council for Carlton Television.

Mich served as Chairman of Nottingham Development Enterprise for five and a half years before retiring in 2001. He was also the Chairman of Profile Nottingham from which he retired in July 2001.

The Timetable

What to expect at NCBC

Arrival at 11:45, sign in and collect your badge before being escorted into the reception area.

Enjoy a bit of opening networking with the other members and guests of the lunch. Drink included.

Sit down for a two course lunch including a starter and a main followed by coffee. After lunch the guest speaker will take to the podium for their speech.

The meeting and lunch is drawn to a close.

Discounted parking is available at St.James NCP. Please speak to a member of the registration team upon arrival.


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