Head of Capital Workplace and Moves Projects at BSkyB
“I have worked with Matt for a number of years at BSkyB and have found him to be an consummate professional who is experienced, passionate, innovative/creative and successful in what he does (Workplace / Agile working strategy and delivery, Interiors [concept and design] and management of a Workplace Team in a large / national demanding Corporate).”
October 18, 2012, Luke worked directly with Matt at BSkyB
UK Sales Director at Herman Miller
“During our time as colleagues I frequently needed support from Matt in terms of pitch documents, visuals and space planning work. His attention to detail, enthusiasm and responsiveness proved invaluable in helping us secure work. Also, Matt has an excellent set of communication skills which meant that he was frequently asked to attend presentations to clients, where his easy manner would often assist in quickly building understanding and trust.”
October 12, 2012, Mark managed Matt directly at Ahrend UK Ltd
Moves, Adds, Changes Manager, GSH Group UK at American Express
“I worked with Matthew at BSkyB where he headed the Space Planning team, delivering creative space solutions in a dynamic and highly pressurised environment.
Matthew is an extremely experienced design professional, with extensive knowledge of furniture design and products, as well as a keen eye for interior design and detailed solutions.
Whilst providing cost effective space solutions for BAU projects at BSkyB, Matthew also delivered long-term strategies - challenging working practices and maximising portfolio efficiencies.
The combination of Matthew’s design background, corporate experience, creative flair, and articulate and professional manner wins respect of colleagues, clients and suppliers alike.
I would have no hesitation in working with Matthew again should the opportunity arise.”
August 25, 2012, Penny worked with Matt at BSkyB
Director at Datel Interiors Ltd
“I have had the pleasure of working with Matt on a variety of high profile projects. He displays an exceptional level of attention to detail and looks to get the very best out of supply partners, without compromising quality, style or function. He also brings a relaxed and informal style of management which again brings out the best in colleagues and supplier partners.”
August 21, 2012, Steve was a consultant or contractor to Matt at BSkyB
Facilities Manager at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)
“Matt [had] an enormous task at BSkyB managing the space for is thousands of staff, I was often involved with Fabric/Building solutions in Matt’s world. Matt was very easy to work with and was very astute in detailing out his requests to enable us to deliver to his clients. No challenge was to big or small for Matt and he always made himself accessible to ensure all his customers and supply partners were involved in all his projects, Matt always took on board feedback from everyone to ensure he made the right decisions to deliver a 1st class service.
Matt oozes confidence and his management style in the way he simply backs and trusts his team/suppliers 100% to get on with the task at hand enables Matt to meet and often exceed the expectations of the business. This is a quality that is sadly somewhat lacking in the industry, if only Matt could bottle it, he would make millions!
Working for Matt was made even more enjoyable in the fact that he was such a genuine nice guy, everyone who knows Matt will agree with that statement. I have the up most respect for Matt and I would welcome the opportunity to work with Matt again and would highly recommend him to anyone who is wanting a space solutions guru.”
August 20, 2012, Nick worked directly with Matt at BSkyB
Principal at Gensler
“Having joined the Client team part way through the early design process Matt rapidly got to grips with the project challenges (ranging from a complex and established multi-faceted project team to a fairly strong willed Steering group), and kept the whole process and team ticking over incredibly smoothly. It helped that Matt’s background is in design (so he’s been on our side of the fence) but it’s not often we designers are able to work with a client who can not only manage something so complex so well but who can do it all with such great humour and with such a team spirit!”
August 19, 2012, Jane was a consultant or contractor to Matt at BSkyB
Director at J G Regan Limited
“Matt managed the many BSkyB Workplace Change Initiatives very professionally and was a pleasure to work with. Whilst professional in approach, he manages with a friendly approachable manner, making work collaborations very easy. His skills and design knowledge were excellent throughout, particularly when dealing with some of the more challenging projects.”
May 22, 2013, John was with another company when working with Matt at BSkyB
“Matt is creative, well organised and passionate about creating great environments. He’s one of the best communicators I’ve worked with whether delivering great presentations or articulating points to senior stakeholders clearly and concisely.”
January 17, 2013, John worked directly with Matt at BSkyB