Michael joined the British Army aged 16, serving nearly 6 years with the Royal Engineers. During his service, Michael spent time in Iraq during the conflict at the beginning of 2003 and then again at the end of the year.
After returning to civilian life, Michael then spent a further 9 years in the Fire Service. After witnessing several of his friends and peers suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, following their time in conflict, Michael co-founded Combat Pest Control with a simple belief that he had to help his fellow Military Veterans.
Michael and Combat share a simple vision:
• Provide and advocate meaningful employment for Military Veterans.
• Educate and assist children in conflict.
• Protect their clients.
• Support injured service personnel.
Michael regularly speaks to groups of people about his military experiences and how his own values, shaped by conflict, are now at the forefront of his entrepreneurial journey.
Michael Coates – Speaker kit copy
Michael has co-authored the book – ‘Better Business, Better Life, Better World – The Movement’ (Published July 2018) and is about to publish his first book ‘War & Pest ‘-from Basra to bedbugs’ out August 2018.
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