Matt, the son of a publican, started his career at age 12 – tapping and venting barrels, glass collecting and producing the occasional stage performance!

After six years in management at the Greenalls Group, he spent seven as an event manager for a leading catering and event company, gaining contracts at National Trust properties and orchestrating more than 1,500 events including launches, exclusive weddings, charity dinners, Queen’s Award celebrations, national roadshows, sporting events, conferences and conventions.

He then joined the sales department of the Midland Hotel, where he stayed for two years, before jumping ship to Salford Quays as sales manager for the Copthorne Hotel.

After two years there he now works as sales manager at Hotel Gotham and is also sales manager for one of the UK’s leading event florists, Springbank Flowers.