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 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.
Some Awards Matt has Judged at include: