I am a proud Northerner, and passionate about the North West of England and the growth of the region. 

Coming from a long line of entrepreneurs, I set up my first successful business whilst at University, before joining Price Waterhouse in Manchester as an accountant. Having qualified with Price Waterhouse in 1993, I spent 25 years working at Board level within high growth businesses in the North West. 

I have operated at board level all my working life, developing extensive experience of all aspects of company operations within high growth entrepreneurial companies spanning multiple sectors. 

I am a father of two and a long-suffering Blackpool fan, and maintain four season tickets at Bloomfield Road in the hope that one day we will be mighty again.

Hamish Hamilton