Making Micros Matter
We are retiring …

Roger House and Roger Gabriel – the directors of The Centre for Micro Business would like to wish all those new start ups and growing businesses they have assisted over the past 9 years – all the best for the future as they both take retirement from their busy schedules to enjoy time with their families.

Meet the team

Roger House

Roger House

CMB Director; Sales; Marketing; Design; Strategy; Mentor

Roger has a degree in three dimensional design and has been in business for over 40 years, encompassing architectural design, manufacturing and sales, operating a farm park and owner of a London based agency focussing on marketing, advertising, public relations and business development.
He has worked successfully with many businesses both large and small with responsibility for £millions of budget. He has played a key role in building several successful multi-million pound companies winning European awards on the way.
He is CEO and founder of The Centre for Micro Business®.
Roger is a Kent Ambassador and a former Regional Chairman and southeast Policy Chairman of The Federation of Small Businesses. He has extensive experience across a broad range of business sectors, consulting and managing sales and marketing, design for print, exhibition work, web design and public relations/journalism.
He has written regularly for local press on business issues. He brings a practical approach to delivering a wealth of solutions for the benefit of the centre’s clients. He is a Fellow of the IoEE.

He has been a Kent Ambassador and a local parish councillor for several years and is Sevenoaks Area Chair and County Vice-Chairman of the Kent Association of Local Councils. Roger is a trustee of The Archbishops Palace Trust, Otford.

Roger Gabriel

Roger Gabriel

CMB Director; Tourism; Leisure; Retail; IT; Mentor

Roger has Master degrees in Education and Technology and has spent many years working in secondary, tertiary, adult and higher education, and working at a high level in local government – plus finding time to run his own businesses, he has now decided to try and pass on some of this knowledge he has gained along the way to help new businesses start,
grow and create more customers.
Roger has worked at highest level in strategic thinking for Kent County Council and the Kent Economic Board. He has also managed multi million pound re-developments of new teaching centres in Dover, Canterbury and Folkestone. He has also broadcast with the BBC Radio Kent.
When not working Roger can be found gardening, brewing and sailing his yacht, and helping others to learn the art of seamanship.

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