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Name Mike Soutar
Age / How old / Birthday / Date of Birth / DOB As of 2024, he is around 57 years old. A 2022 article on him in The Scottish Sun had mentioned his age as 55.
Wedding & Marriage / Wife / Engaged / Spouse / Partner Married. Check the full bio for relationship details.
Children / No. of Kids 2
Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race White
Nationality British
What happened to Mike Soutar? On The Apprentice UK, Mike Soutar replaced Tim Campbell as Lord Sugar’s aide.
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Introduction :

  • Mike Soutar is an experienced media executive, well-known for being an interviewer on the BBC show The Apprentice UK..
  • Soutar is also an editorial and marketing expert. He is known for helping to catapult men’s magazines to the forefront in the 1990s.

Personal Life, Parents and Family Details :

  • Mike Soutar is married and has two children.
  • He met his wife, Bev Soutar, when he was 21 years old.
  • In 2019, they celebrated 25 years of marriage.
  • The family currently resides in London, England.

Early Life and Education :

  • Soutar is from a coastal city in eastern Scotland called Dundee.
  • Mike attended Glenrothes High School in Fife, Scotland, where he was a student between 1978 and 1984.

Career, Income, Salary and Net Worth :

  • Soutar began his career with the well-established publishing house, DC Thomson, at a young age.
  • He then went on to work at Virgin Records.
  • By the 1990s, Soutar was editing Maxim and FHM magazines, which catered to younger men. He has said those years were amazing for men’s magazines.
  • In 2006, he helped start Crash Test Media, a development agency, in London.
  • The following year, he co-founded Shortlist Media, and started the weekly magazine Shortlist. Although catering specifically to males, Mike has said that Shortlist was for men “with more than one thing on their mind.”
  • Two years later, Mike and his partners launched Shortlist’s sister magazine Stylist, which catered to women. Both magazines won numerous awards and doubled in profits in the next few years.
  • In 2011, he first appeared on BBC‘s The Apprentice and then The Apprentice: You’re Fired; he is now one of the advisors and interviewers on the show.
  • In 2016, Soutar was named a board member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), an independent regulator of publications in the United Kingdom, holding them accountable and setting rules and regulations that they must abide by.
  • In October 2019, Soutar was named Chief Executive Officer of the Evening Standard, a local free daily newspaper located in London. The paper had been struggling financially and is hoping that Mike can help bring them out of the hole. Mike stated that he was looking forward to working on the publication, as he too was a regular reader of the paper and felt that they are the heartbeat of the city.
  • Mike resigned from his role in April 2020 and stated that he had taken some time to reflect on his personal ambitions and plans. Based on this, he made the decision to step away from his position in order to pursue other business interests. In his statement, Mike conveyed his continued support and admiration for The Standard and its talented workforce.
  • Soutar credits his successful career on the great teams that he worked with. He has said that he thinks his business partner is a genius.
  • He has sat on the panel and been a speaker at many media-based conferences. He was a judge at the Courier Business Awards, in 2019.
  • In the course of his long career, Soutar has also worked with Smash Hits and Ti Media, a digital consumer magazine. The media mogul is known for his no-nonsense approach to business.

Interesting Facts, Height and Trivia :

  • Mike mentions that is not a very good planner.
  • In his early twenties, Mike was the youngest editor of some of the magazines that he worked for.
  • Soutar has worked as a lecturer at Dundee University in his hometown.
  • Mike’s grandfather kept a handwritten diary in the 1800s. This finding has given Soutar insight to that time period, which he finds fascinating.

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