Matthew has over 20 years experience in the Food Drink and FMCG market. Matthew is the hands on owner of Shaws Provisions supplying high quality Provisions and Farm Fresh produce. Shaws Provisions recently acquired and are relaunching Jonnys Smoothies in to the foodservice sector in the south west. Matthew is a volunteer business mentor for the Princes Trust\’s Enterprise Programme and believes firmly in enterprise and helping young people to get a start in life. He is also an experienced Non Executive Director and has made several angel investments.
What skills can you bring as a mentor?
Specialties: Management, Marketing, Mentoring, Brand and Business Development, Sales, Organisation, Profitable growth, Developing successful teams.
What do you think makes the difference between a good business and a brilliant business?
Sense of purpose. A brilliant business is a sustainable business. In order to be sustainable all stakeholders needs must be met. Suppliers, Customers, Partners, Shareholders and the Community in which they operate within. A brilliant business pays tax and contributes to the enhancement of our planet on many levels.
If you had your time again in business, what would you do differently?
Nothing much. I have had a varied business career and have had the privilege of being involved in small business, and large corporate business. I have experienced corporate activity and learnt a great deal.
Founder, SHAW PROVISIONS