'We hired Matt at Consolidated in 1997 when he was 24 and he made an immediate impression.
'He went from account executive to account director in three years and worked on a range of challenging accounts in the entertainment and drinks sectors. He was our Employee of the Year 2000 (based on a poll of all his colleagues).
'Matt is very bright - a first class honours degree in media studies - and has a rare combination of strategic vision coupled with creative excellence. He is commercially aware, charming and always has time to help.
'Matt is a perfect example of the type of person the PR consultancy sector now needs to attract in droves.'
Matt Bourn, now MD of The Braben Company.