HEXHAM businessman Matthew Curtis is celebrating one year after starting his own business.

With many years of experience in large corporations coaching, building and developing teams he created his own start-up – M4C.

After working as a managing director at a construction products company, Matthew was responsible for supplying the Manchester Airport Transformation plan and Aberdeen exhibition and conference centre.

In his first year at M4C, he has worked with 11 client businesses ranging from micro start-ups, established enterprises and multi-nationals.

Matthew said: “One of the best things about starting my own business has been the opportunity to meet, get to know and work with some of the great businesses and entrepreneurs in Hexham and the North-East.”