Currently, Matt is the City Manager (Sunderland) for SetFresh Group, the company behind the successful NightOut Group websites, BeGuestlist, ListGB and a diverse range of brands all designed to meet the needs of the events & promotion industry. He oversees the development of the company within Sunderland, including the recruitment & retention of staff, liaising with clients, being available to talk to customers, raising awareness of the brands within their target audiences, and running events that attract over 1,000 attendees.
Matt is a freelance photographer, specialising in outdoor portraiture and club nights. He regularly travels to events around North East England and further afield that are likely to draw a crowd, most notably Evolution Festival on the NewcastleGatehead quayside. Sometimes he’ll also head out to any ‘newsworthy’ events taking place, in the hope of getting some quality shots for publication online. Matt has also photographed Gay Pride events, and a wedding.
Matt has also volunteered as an advanced first aider, having worked with charitable organisations to provide event cover. He is currently qualified to first aider level, and strives to keep his treatment effective, safe and prompt.
Matt is on the BSc (hons) Biomedical Sciences programme at Northumbria University. Having already learnt about biochemistry, professional & transferable skills and practical skills for the biosciences in his first year, he will go on to further learn about haematology, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, pathology, physiology, toxicology and transfusion science in the final two years of the course.