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Mike Blackburn is BT’s regional director for the North West.

He is a graduate of the University of Leeds, where he successfully completed a joint honours degree in Management Studies with Russian. He is Director, Central Government & Home Affairs, BT Global Services and is responsible for all clients within that sector.

Mike has worked in the Local Government sector for over 10 years and has a profound understanding of that market place including the specialist area of Learning and Skills. Mike's other roles include:

  • Director of MIDAS, Manchester Inward Investment Agency
  • Regional Councillor for the CBI in the North West
  • North West Business Leadership Team – Chairs the National and International Links focus group
  • Chair of Commission for Economic Development, Employment & Skills

Mike has two sons and a daughter, and lives in Cheshire. Outside of work Mike's interests are sport, particularly playing golf, and reading. Mike is also a trustee of NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Services) based in Birkenhead. NYAS is a "not for profit" children's charity which offers socio-legal advocacy to children, young people, parents, carers and professionals.