Matthew has always been involved in the development of peoples skills, whether through SME training programs that he helped set up and run, firstly at the Advanced Manufacturing Centre, then at The Birmingham Centre for Manufacturing and finally at WEMTECH (West Midlands Technology Centre) where he was Company Secretary. Or, then as a qualified teacher with 14 years experience of teaching in both secondary and the rehabilitation of prisoners.
In his spare time he helps run the Birmingham Backgammon Club which, with a friend, he started twenty plus years ago. He also manages every year the ‘Midlands Open’ an international backgammon tournament. Matthew gets great pleasure from taking a beginner and turning them into a winner.
He has two dogs which he loves walking in the hills of Clent and Kinver.