Michael John Toomey
1938 - 2021

ABOUT MICHAEL JOHN TOOMEY

The story of Michael John Toomey is above all an exemplary story of success achieved by unfailing loyalty, discipline and operational excellence. The principles he established and the values he instilled in his people remain at the core of who we are today. It assists us as we navigate through changing and challenging times across the industries we operate in.

Born in Langdon Hills, in 1938 he was the youngest by 5 years of seven children. At 16, Michael John Toomey started his working life on Fizakallys Farm in South Woodham Ferrers before taking a position in the Army – which he absolutely loved! He became an expert weapons instructor and trained officers many levels above him. Michael John Toomey thrived in a disciplined environment and embraced this opportunity to serve the nation wholeheartedly.

THE ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY STARTS

“THERE ISN’T ANYTHING YOU CAN’T DO, WORK AT IT AND YOU WILL ACHIEVE!”
Michael John Toomey

In the 1968, Michael John Toomey acquired a controlling interest in Laindon Holdings Limited – the company started by his Father in 1929. This is where his entrepreneurial journey commenced. From 1968 to 2021, he worked tirelessly and was relentlessly focussed in building all aspects of the business into the strong and successful company it is today. Always striving for improvement, constantly changing and consistently picking the right people that helped deliver this success.

Michael John Toomey strongly believed “there isn’t anything you can’t do, work at it and you will achieve!” His greatest vision was the all-inclusive retirement apartment concept that he developed. A simple idea, that has taken 15 years to prove. He was so convinced that this innovative approach to providing housing for elderly people was the right one.

HIS FIERCE LOYALTY TO STAFF AND PARTNERSHIPS…

His business family of 380 staff and numerous associates were important to him. He showed great loyalty to his staff and they, in turn, returned that loyalty. He was extremely proud of the fact that there are many long-serving people in the business, and was very conscious of the contribution made by every member of staff to the success of the company.

His loyalty, energy and optimism won him the confidence and support of many. Michael John Toomey believe opportunities were there to be taken. One of his favourite sayings “You’ll miss 100% of every opportunity you never take”. He had the ability to identify and develop strategies to strengthen our resolve and continuously develop the business portfolio.

Michael John Toomey always believed in building long-standing partnerships – built on mutual loyalty. As a result, MJT Securities have an impressive number of well-established partners ensuring we can provide the best service across all industries we operate in.

“YOU WILL MISS 100% OF EVERY OPPORTUNITY YOU DO NOT TAKE”
Michael John Toomey

In 2021, Michael John Toomey registered a new Charity called the Joseph Toomey Charitable Organisation. The organisation was named after his Father – Joseph Toomey. Joseph Toomey started the business back in 1929. The Joseph Toomey Charitable Organisation objective is to relieve the needs of the elderly persons through provision of low-cost home ownership and associated services to address their needs in the local community. 

He was an inspiration to us all and influenced many lives in the past. His legacy will live on and we have memories that can never be erased. He is deeply and sadly missed throughout the Group of MJT Securities Ltd.

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