Mathew grew up in Weymouth, Dorset. A bright boy, he was bored by school and subsequently, had a poor relationship with his teachers. His entrepreneurial talents were early to reveal themselves.
One Spring morning, little Mat built an enclosure in the park. He spent the rest of the day, netting butterflies and rehoming them into his homemade zoo. After some energetic marketing, he charged the estate’s kids 5p to visit Weymouth’s latest attraction, Woody’s Butterfly Farm.
In the mid-90s, Mathew secured a role at Mann & Co. This was when it was part of Hambros Countrywide. His natural sales and people skills catapulted his career into winning awards left, right, and centre. He quickly rose through the ranks, becoming Branch Manager and Area Manager in a short period of time.
A big part of Mathew’s roles in his estate and letting agency career has meant coaching many individuals and delivering training to 100s. His ability to deliver entertaining, educational, and fact-based information has ensured many have gone onto successful careers under his tutelage.
Mathew’s own business, Orchards Estates, is a testament to a lifetime of success. His steering of the ship led to the greatest award possible – Number One sales team and Number Two lettings team in the UK, as assessed by The Property Academy and the UK’s biggest property portal, Rightmove.
We are extremely lucky to have his expertise to share with you. We hope you will enjoy learning and developing with Mathew’s proven techniques.