Matthew Hayes is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Champions (UK) plc, a passionate Entrepreneurial led business for Entrepreneurs and business investors. He has over 20 years experience in working with businesses at all stages in their business journey, from start-up, through rapid scale up to exit or IPO.

Champions is a strategy-led growth and implementation partner for businesses, with over 20 years’ experience of delivering results led business growth. They work with business owners and investors alike to deliver tangible solutions to businesses from fast growth start-ups to scaling market leaders, that drives EBITDA and business Capital Valuations.

Whilst growing Champions, Hayes received several awards, including the Top Gun at The Young Gun Awards, and was shortlisted for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Champions received numerous national recognitions and awards, including the Santander Breakthrough50 Award.

Hayes in a proud Home Grown Ambassador, working with entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and expand their reach.

Hayes is a Founding Member and Sponsor of the Venturers Club, which brings entrepreneurs from all industries together. He is the Director of Influencer Matchmaker, Madison & Mayfair & Diginius – market leading investments that we have supported. He is also a Non-Executive Director at the National Army Museum.

Hayes is always eager to connect with other like-minded business leaders to discuss their journey and how he might be able to support them.