From an early age Matt knew that following the conveyor belt of formal education into a life as an employee wasn't for him, so at age 16 he made the decision to leave school and forge his own path in the world of business.
In the years following his departure from full time education he has founded several ventures spanning the media, events, finance, and youth enterprise sectors.
Matt currently focuses much of his time on his latest venture BizBritain, which he founded in spring 2012 to support entrepreneurs who don’t have a degree. This is a cause which is close to his own heart having left school without going to university in order to peruse his own passions.
BizBritain are currently working in conjunction with UK government as a national delivery partner of the the £310 Million Start Up Loans programme, an initiative which was set in motion by Lord Young and chaired by former BBC Dragon and entrepreneur, James Caan.
Matt is a passionate believer that success doesn't require a degree, and advocates that what you achieve in life is down having the right attitude. He also regularly takes part in judging a variety of different awards and business competitions, including the Shell Live Wire Awards, Sage Mentoring Matters, The Good Web Guide Awards, Borro’s Money Making Ideas and more.
Matt is currently one of the faces of Ernst & Young’s “My Future Now” campaign, which hopes to help school leavers with their decision on what to do when they leave school.
Winner, Entrepreneurs Champion of the Year - Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2016
Power 100 (top 50 ranking) - Smith & Williamson, 2016
Power 100 (top 50 ranking) - Fresh Business Thinking, 2015
Finalist, Social Media Entrepreneur of the Year - Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2013
Finalist, Social Entrepreneur of the Year - Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2013
Finalist, Social Media Entrepreneur - Entrepreneur Country Young Masters Awards 2012