Matt has more than 25 years’ experience in promoting education training and qualifications in the UK and internationally – and has generated substantial commercial income for the sector.
In August 2007, he joined TVET UK , a newly formed organisation dedicated to promoting British vocational education expertise and experience internationally. In 2015, he led a management buyout of TVET UK so that the company could develop new products and services to better serve developing markets. He refocused TVET UK on developing and frontier markets, adding a project finance offer to support governments working to overhaul education systems in order to combat unemployment, create prosperity and achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2015, Matt oversaw the first Anglo-Mauritanian education collaboration, the Higher Institute of English in Nouakchott, a turnkey project which has proved to be a great success for the country. This inspired Matt to set up MBBC in 2016.
Matt’s interest in Africa goes beyond Mauritania. In 2021, Matt and his partners founded the Francophone British Business Council (FBBC) to help British business to access markets in the Sahel and sub Saharan Africa.