Mike Bevens

Independent Trustee

I have over 30 years in business and I work for a number of employee owned businesses.

Current Managing Director of Sawday’s, an employee owned and BCorp certified travel company that brings together people and places of spirit and character for meaningful experiences with a positive social, cultural and environmental impact.

My role at Ovation involves providing governance and support to the business. I collaborate with the company on difficult and strategic decisions with a focus on employee interests. I help promote the values and culture at Ovation and ensure that employee ownership thrives at the company.

I enjoy working with a fantastic group of people who have a refreshing approach to financial planning.

Outside work

Most of my career has been spent in the travel and hospitability industry so naturally I love exploring new places and cultures.

I enjoy being out in nature, whether it’s a hill walk or hike on a coast path. I’m also an avid sports fan and have a season ticket at Bristol Bears.

in the spotlight

When did you join Ovation?

August 2023

Where can we find you on an ideal weekend?

On the South West Coastal Path, finished with a pint in a local pub.

What makes you laugh?

Being together with a group of friends in a pub. Always laughter.

What makes you cry?

The plastic in our seas and the pollution in our rivers.

Who would you most like to have round for dinner?

Rugby referee Nigel Owens

What's your favourite song to sing along to in the car?

Born in the USA

What was the first album you ever bought?

Brothers in Arms by Dire Straights

What was the best gig you've ever been to?

The X Ambassadors

What's your pet peeve?

People throwing rubbish out of cars.

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you win gold for?

Eating almonds!

When the dessert menu arrives, what are you looking for?

Anything chocolate

What's the one thing you'd like to do before you die?

Hire a camper van and tour around the south island of New Zealand

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