Chair of West Midlands Growth Company joins Future Cities Forum
Above: Matthew Hammond, Chair of the West Midlands Growth Company, and a PwC Partner (courtesy PwC)
Future Cities Forum is delighted that Matthew Hammond, Strategic International Markets Lead Partner, Midlands Region Leader & Birmingham Senior Partner, at PwC in the United Kingdom, will be joining its 'Making of the Modern City' event in Birmingham this month. He will be speaking about the appetite for investment in Birmingham and the West Midlands in the current economic climate and the impact that HS2 will have on the region. Matthew is the Chairman of the Midlands region, and Senior Partner for the Birmingham office. He leads a team of 2,500 client specialists from offices in Birmingham, the East Midlands and Milton Keynes.
He was previously West Region Chairman for PwC (2013-15). He leads the PwC Deals practice across the Midlands and North, including Business Recovery Services (BRS) - his practising specialism. He is the Independent Senior Partner to a number of high profile and fast growing clients. He is a board level advisor with transactional experience across a broad range of sectors, including industrial manufacturing, real estate, retail, banking and consumer products.
Matthew has led a series of high profile assignments, including the restructuring and subsequent sale of Caparo Industries, the rescue of the iconic London Black cab manufacturer, Manganese Bronze, as well as large property restructurings and construction and development appointments, including The Cube in Birmingham. He was also the lead administrator of Royal Worcester & Spode concluding a sale to Portmeirion.
Matthew is also Chair of the West Midlands Growth Company, the organisation charged with attracting new businesses and investment to the region and creating jobs, bringing together the private sector, universities and local government.
He has also been the partner sponsor for PwC’s Ride the Nation charity event for the PwC Foundation in 2015, 2017 and 2019, which to date has raised more than £300,000.