Michael Edge is the co-founder, majority shareholder and non-executive director of 2OC. He was also a founder director and shareholder of Chase de Vere Investments plc, building the company to become one of the largest and most profitable Independent Financial Advisers in the UK. He realised his majority shareholding in Chase de Vere in 2000 when the business was sold to the Bank of Ireland Group. At the same time, Mike acquired 100% of London & Country Mortgages Ltd, previously a subsidiary of Chase de Vere. Over the last ten years Mike has remained as Chairman of L&C and, together with his management team, has pursued a significant growth strategy to become the largest independent mortgage broker in the UK.
Mike is a visionary leader and an active private equity investor in a number of start-up ventures, often with an environmental bias. He strongly believes in creating and realising long term value by getting the right people into the right roles; allowing the management team to deliver and participate in that future value.
Mike is also a deeply committed environmental campaigner having instigated and actively supported many successful campaigns both through the charity he established in 2000, Restore UK, and many other campaign groups and NGOs.