Matt is our Warehouse Technician and looks after both of our warehouses.
What did you do before joining TSS?
I was an organ donor’s grease monkey (Motorcycle mechanic)! I’m a passionate biker so this job suited me down to the ground. After doing it for just over a year I decided it was something best kept a hobby so I have the motivation to get my projects done! I also still work as casual live event security.
Why/how did you get into the industry?
It started in high school. I had a vision that I’d work in the live event industry, so I worked hard at it with an aspiration for all things technical. I passed my GCSEs, was studying A Levels and started freelancing, the rest seemed to fall in to place.
What are your favourite/most interesting/most unusual gigs/jobs you’ve done in the past?
Funnily enough it was one of my first jobs of 2019… I was doing stage security for Descended from Odin at York Barbican. The venue roughly had 600 people and walking in to the auditorium was like stepping on ship. Folk metal on stage and 598 odd 6’4” Vikings. Most people were dressed incredibly accurately apart from the two girls that looked like they stumbled in to the wrong nightclub. That was a fun one!
What do you do in your spare time?
I’m working on a motorcycle project at the moment that I aim to be complete before summertime. Besides that fuel runs in my veins, I’m out on the other bike, driving, I lead a simple life you could say – haha! I’m a huge music fan too, I play guitar, there’s never a time I’m not listening to music since there’s always a song in my head.
What TV show is your guilty pleasure?
Mean Girls. It’s not a TV show but it’s definitely a guilty pleasure!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
“Every day is a school day. A day you don’t learn something is a day you need to progress something instead.”
Contact Matt: firstname.lastname@example.org