My name is Matt. I have never left school…
I have a passion for IT that works. I love helping people and businesses and educational establishments realise the potential of IT in their organisation.
Whether it is for specific projects or ongoing management, I have the skills and the experience to maximise your IT.
I am available to consult to organisations, individuals and educational establishments at very competitive rates. I have an extensive portfolio and high quality references.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact me
At the age of 18 I started my career working on large corporate networks, working at a split site secondary school in Kidderminster I was instrumental in creating the split site infrastructure, rationalising existing network infrastructure and putting effective support structures in place.
After 4 years, I moved to a promotion at another secondary school, where, on a tight budget, I maximised the potential of an ageing network and built a school wide learning management system from scratch in house.
In 2012 I moved to St Bede’s Catholic Middle School – where I was Network Manager, working with a new headteacher we turned around a failing network installing some unique and exciting technology with a dramatic impact on teaching and learning and engaging staff and students with IT. During this time I started to consult for other schools, and took over their IT support, building a team who supported a wide range of schools.
In September 2017, we were taken out of the Middle School, and into the central team of the Multi Academy St Bede’s had joined, and rebranded Lourdes IT. Lourdes IT now supports over 7700 users in 26 locations with our own broadband, SIMS and IT Support SLAs. The team has grown to 11, and we are constantly growing with schools.
In 2001 I launched my own ICT support business alongside my full-time role – where I had some 2000 clients, and a turnover of £30,000pa – creating websites, supporting businesses and individuals with their ICT, as well as repairing, procuring and upgrading home users. I have also been a Staff Governor, and a chair of governors for a primary school.
I had numerous opportunities of extensive investment in me personally and my business and was mentored by Duane Jackson, a leading entrepreneur.
In my ‘spare’ time, I am a single dad to two amazing children.