Kind words from people I have worked with…

more references can be found on my Linked profile


Neil MacMartin

Michael is a true gem in the crown that is 4c Designs. I commissioned 4c Designs to work with me on FreeFlow Technologies Electric Bike project and Michael was an integral part of that team. Michael's sheer grasp of understanding what is mechanically or theoretically possible is endless, this strives him on to create what the rest of the world deem impossible. Thank you Michael for bearing with me on all the design challenges we came across in building the Saltire City. I would not hesitate to recommend Michael for any Mechanical Design work or Design in general for that matter!!

William Mitchell

I had the pleasure of working with Michael for over 4 years at 4c Design Ltd and found his passion for design and engineering quite infectious. Part of the culture at 4c was to 'build to think' which he embraced whole-heartedly making good use of the workshop to develop early prototypes. A great addition to any team!


Adam Best

Michael formed part of the team that helped develop, design and manufacture the Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton. His foresight and input was instrumental in creating a truly innovative, recognisable and unforgettable baton that has set new heights for future baton's. Michael's diligence and tenacity throughout the project confirms to me that he would be a great attribute to any of his future endeavours.

Dean Boyce

Michael is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is energetic, imaginative, committed and brings a fresh perspective and new ideas to the Glasgow & SW Scotland Area Committee. He commits a significant amount of time to volunteering for the IMechE and has made a valuable contribution in raising the profile of the Committee and the engineering profession.


Alan Fair

Working with Michael is an absolute pleasure, he’s not only enthusiastic and passionate about product design & engineering he’s a complete professional every step of the way, not many people have that mix in my experience. All you need to do is meet him once and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

Matt Phelan

During the time that I worked with Michael he always conducted himself in a highly professional manner and displayed a wide variety of design skills. Over and above this set of skills he clearly has a natural ability to design great products. He was a great colleague and I wish him every success in the future.

Gavin Oattes

Michael is someone you can trust and rely upon to get the job done. Right from the beginning of the project Michael went out his way to understand exactly what we were trying to achieve. Very talented and very creative, I strongly recommend Michael if you have an idea for a new product!


Publications I have been featured in...

Strathlyde have asked to feature me on their website as a sucessful Alumni from the University. Also, my work is frequently featured in classroom material and displayed within the department. 
Featured after my Young Design Engineer of the Year 2012 Award
"A refusal to compromise his ambitions or settle for anything less than what he wants has paid off for BEEAs winner"
Featured in an article about the design talent in Glasgow
"Here, 14 of the city’s most talented graduates reveal how Glasgow has inspired them."


Young Design Engineer of the Year 2012 Award - BEEAS

I am proud to say that I have been awarded Young Design Engineer of the Year 2012 at the British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs). I was nominated for the award along with candidates from across the United Kingdom.

The award was given based upon projects I worked on during my time at 4c Design, including an innovative electric bike design and a vaccine bottling machine.

Read about the award in my blog post here.