Mike Austin

Our Specialists

Mike Austin


I launched Crystal Business Finance in 2007 alongside colleagues Martin James and Alex Callister.

I began my career in the late 1980’s, so I’ve worked in challenging economic times before and know how difficult the current markets can be, however by working closely with clients, suppliers and the funders I can normally come up with the solutions required. I really enjoy the business, as every day is different and there are many customers to help, challenges to tackle and successful outcomes to pursue. I was born in Coventry (1968) but moved away a few years ago to Worcestershire. I have been married to Vanessa since September 2006. We enjoy the countryside walking our dog for hours on end.

We like to travel (some of you may already be aware of this!) often enjoying time in Cornwall and abroad, my love of being by the sea is all consuming. At home I do the odd spot of gardening and read a lot of fiction, my all-time favourite being Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series. I also enjoy anything by David Baldacci or Harlan Coben. I also like to get involved in charity events and fund raising. Being a bit of an ‘old rocker’, my favourite album is Whitesnake’s “Live in the Heart of the City” and my most recently enjoyed films include “Lone Survivor” and the remake of “Jungle Book” Both had me on the edge of my seat BUT for COMPLETELY different reasons.


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