Matthew is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has been the Director of a range of companies, including PizzaExpress Plc (1993 ‐ 2002), Liber Fabrica and Transacsys Plc.

Matthew co–founded Pearl Group and Punch Group, and acted as Pension Trustee of Punch's pension scheme. He founded and was Chairman of Integrated Dental Holdings Plc and as Chairman of First Quench, was responsible for its sale to Nomura for £240 million.

Most recently Matthew is now on the main Board of Various Eateries.