Michael Harkins is the Founder of Turtle Pack and also the company’s Chief Technology Officer.
Michael created Turtle Pack in 2015 whilst studying for his Masters degree in Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Heriot-Watt University. Having been a fully qualified swimming teacher for over a decade, Michael sought to create a kids swimming aid that would be both fun and effective. A Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellow, Michael has also won a number of high-profile business awards.
Something you may not know about Michael:
“I once won a 100m butterfly race but was instantly disqualified when immediately after diving in I realised I’d forgotten to tie my trunks and had to frantically adjust them to preserve what was left of my modesty!”
Michael’s BEST EVER birthday present as a child was:
“My mum and dad surprised us with a PlayStation 2; but I was too busy putting out the rubbish that I walked right past it!”