Matt graduated from the University of London with a BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Business Management, and then from the University of Reading with a Postgraduate Diploma in Surveying.
He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Agricultural Law Association and a fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. In 2009, after successfully passing the required assessment, he was appointed by the President of the RICS as one of only 31 Rural Arbitrators. He has been the Managing Partner of Berrys since 2008.
Matt has over 25 years’ experience in providing advice to landowners and farmers, in particular in connection with the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986, and Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995. In addition he has extensive experience in providing valuations for loan security, tax planning and sale / business re-organisation. He is a qualified specialist business consultant, providing strategic advice to farm businesses including asset restructuring, business structures, contract farming, alternative land tenure arrangements, financial planning, cash-flow and balance sheet analysis, forecasting and business plan preparation.