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Michael Welch



Michael Welch OBE founded Blackcircles.com, the worlds’ 1st ‘click to fit’ online tyre retailer in 2002, building a market leading, highly profitable business that he sold to Michelin Plc in 2015.

In 2019, Michael turned his attention to the US market with Tirescanner.com, a website that is set to build a network showcasing the very best of brick & mortar tyre retail stores across the US.

Michael is a founding director of Full Circle Partners, advising fast-growth companies on how to fund, scale and exit. He has invested in and chairs fashion tech startup Atterley.com and sports wearable tech startup PlayerData. In 2016 Michael was awarded an OBE by the Queen for services to business and charity.