Matt knew early on that the traditional route of school, university, then getting a job wasn't for him. After starting his first profitable business at age 15, he made the decision to leave school shortly after, aged just 16...much to his parents' disapproval!
In the years that followed, Matt launched several business ventures, invested tens of thousands of pounds of his own money, and eventually learnt what works, and more importantly, what doesn’t when it comes to launching a successful business.
Armed with such valuable knowledge and experience, Matt now passionately believed it was his mission to help others navigate the process of starting a business, and in 2012 he founded BizBritain; a resource to help people who hadn't been to universtiy to start a business. In 2013, BizBritain became a national delivery partner of the the Start Up Loans scheme, a £350 Million government fund which was set in motion by Lord Young and chaired by former BBC Dragon and entrepreneur, James Caan. At the time of writing this, BizBritain has funded almost 2,000 Startups with a combined total of £16 Million.
On a personal level Matt takes a big interest in helping and mentoring other budding entrepreneurs. He judged numerous awards, has appeared as one of the faces of global consulting firm EY's school leaver campaign, and regularly speaks in schools and colleges around the UK.
Some Awards Matt has Judged at include: