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Head of Entertainment
Mike Godolphin is an experienced entertainment professional, whose career covers many areas, including presenting for QVC Shopping Channel, working with some of the biggest stars and shows and developing multi venue entertainment, across all genres.
Currently Head of Entertainment at Butlins, Mike is responsible for the development of the brands USP – live entertainment! Butlins is the home of live entertainment and the UK’s largest entertainment consumer.
Mike currently manages a team of 300 in the Butlins entertainment department with a budget in excess of £10million per year. The team is responsible for booking around 4,500 visiting acts, including stars from the nation’s favourite reality TV shows X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent to huge acts such as Westlife and McFly. There is an annual visit from the hugely popular American Wrestling from WWE. One of the biggest success Mike cites is bringing to life popular TV, including Nickelodeon, cartoon network, Milkshake, Brainiac and Jetix to name but a few
Although based at the Head Office in Hemel Hempstead, half his time is spent out at the three seaside Butlins Resorts or viewing potential areas for future development.
Mike is married with two children and lives in Chichester. In his spare time he takes part in a variety of sports and enjoys short breaks away with his family. He was born in Cardiff, and although visits are infrequent, he remains a loyal Cardiff City supporter.