Michael Barrington-Hibbert shortlisted for prestigious BBBA awards
This prestigious award recognises entrepreneurs across the UK who represent the very best of business success, uncovering inspirational role models and ambassadors to lead a new generation of business people across all UK industries. Apart from Michael, other notable finalists include Dragon’s Den judge Piers Linney. The Award Ceremony to announce the winners will take place at The Grange City Hotel, London on October 2nd.
A professional football player in his youth, Michael is originally from London and played for Chelsea Football Club before moving to Northampton Town, then Birmingham City, and then on to a playing career in the USA. It was while in the USA that Michael decided to study and obtained a dual degree in Business and Strategic leadership from the University of New York. He then went on to work for a global investment bank, Morgan Stanley, in New York. Five years later, in 2005, he moved to London where he began his headhunting career. In 2010 he founded his own business, Barrington Hibbert-Associates, a leading talent acquisition, leadership development and diversity advisory organisation, having previously worked for Odgers Berndtson the UK’s pre-eminent executive search firm and today he oversees BHA’s Financial Services practice.
Michael has always believed in giving back. He is a representative on the Government-backed REACH programme an initiative to raise the aspirations and achievements of young black men. His hard work and deserved success was recognised in the PowerList 2010, sponsored by JP Morgan and Thomson Reuters, a comprehensive compendium of the most influential black people in Britain today. Michael has also worked hard on community projects and with a number of charities. For example, he is a mentor for The Amos Bursary which is committed to assisting academically able British young men of African and Caribbean descent and he is also on the Board of Trustees for the Joanna Simpson Foundation, a charity dedicated to transforming the care, support and protection of children affected by domestic abuse and homicide. Finally, Michael also helps youngsters through his own charity, the BHA Foundation, which launched its inaugural & lsquo;Inspire through Sports’ Programme in South Africa earlier this year.