Adderstone Group

Michael Shipley

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Michael is Adderstone Group’s Chief Financial Officer having joined the business in May 2014.


Like our CEO / Founder, Michael is also a graduate of Durham University, obtaining a First Class Honours degree in Mathematics in 2008.

Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2011, Michael embarked on a career in the corporate financial world with Tait Walker Corporate Finance in Gosforth, working closely with business owners and management teams on a wide range of transactions and advisory services including management buy outs, raising finance, restructuring and strategic planning.

Michael joined Adderstone Group to head up finance for the Group’s Development Division before becoming Group Chief Financial Officer in September 2018.

Michael provides leadership to the Board's Finance and Accounting strategy, optimising the company's financial performance and strategic position.

He continues to be responsible for the appraisal and evaluation of all development opportunities, liaising with funding partners, monitoring costs and performing budgetary and treasury control. He is also responsible for preparing management information and exec reporting to key investors and joint venture partners, as well as the production of Group consolidated financial information.

Michael commented: “Adderstone Group provides a dynamic and forward-thinking environment that I truly enjoy. I love the freedom and flexibility within my role to really make a difference and play a pivotal part in the continued success of the business.”

Accustomed to entrepreneurial life, Michael’s family are well known in the North East public and private transport sector. Indeed Michael obtained his bus and coach drivers’ licence at the tender age of 18. An impressive skill which we're sure will come in handy one day. 




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