Michael Harry King died on Friday May 22nd, aged 67, after an incurable illness.
From a young age, Mike had always been a leading member of the UK woodworking industry, having trained as a design draughtsman in mechanical engineering and soon after serving as apprentice at Wadkin Ltd of Leicester.
From the start, he demonstrated his knowledge and enthusiasm, also being recognised as Apprentice of the Year in what at the time was the most important UK manufacturer and distributor in its sector.
He then transferred his technical and commercial skills to Schuberts and lastly to SCM. In the early Nineties, together with other partners, he formed SCM GB (1992) Ltd and Tekna Services Ltd creating the foundations for SCM Group (UK) in the year 2000.
He served here further 10 years as sales director helping the group to grow and flourish. His style was always decisive and customer orientated, flying the company flag with a firm determination.
Once retired, while dedicating more time to his family, he kept up with his passion for his allotment and Leicester City football club, a passion he held strong for all his life and that filled a lot of his weekly Monday talks.
While his illness had surprised him soon after retiring, Mike kept positive and still worked as a communication consultant for SCM Group, earning a recognition for his ability to describe the success stories of the company and its customers. He also supported Italian colleagues in their continuous quest for a better and more correct way to write in English.
Mike remains in all SCM Group colleagues memories as a competent, polite and well-mannered, highly respected gentleman that has fought with positivity and passion till his last battle. We all miss him and will honour his memory.
On behalf of the family, we would ask that flowers are replaced with charitable donations online via the following webpage: https://www.funeralzone.co.uk/obituaries/7972