Speaker Profile: Matthew Newbury
The Bionic Entrepreneur - the 'Secret Millionaire' shares his secrets of success with students!
Matthew Newbury is the founder of Newbury Developments, a high-quality home building business with high ambitions. Alongside Newbury Developments Matthew has interests in a diverse range of businesses including Newbury Productions, a theatre production company with its inagural production on stage in London during the summer of 2012.
In 1997 Matthew was involved in a road accident which saw him lose his leg and sustain serious life threatening injuries. In 2011 he became the first UK amputee to be fitted with the Otto- Block Genium TM bionic leg; a state-of-the-art microprocessor-controlled knee joint that utilises a complex sensory system to mimic natural gait more closely than other prosthetic knees. Since the accident, Matthew has overcome many physical challenges involved in creating and running his businesses, and is determined to use his rising profille and energy to support the interests of others with simmilar disabilities to his own.
Matthew's inspirational story caught the attention of Channel 4 producers who invited him to participate on the hit TV show ' The Secret Millionaire' which aired in May 2012.
Matthew shares with students his emotional story that against all the odds success is possible - with true grit, drive and determination you can achieve your dreams.