Matthew Hayward has led an itinerant life, having lived in London, Somerset and the Scottish Highlands.

He went on to study computer sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

However, his main career has been in hospitality, working at prestigious locations such as at Skibo Castle in Sutherland and Claridge’s in London.

However, he’s always had an interest in woodworking, and enrolled on an antique furniture restoration course in London, using the experience to restore a piece of furniture gifted to him by his grandfather.

Matthew intends to return to London, although he has other pressing concerns.  For a start, his wife is due to give birth to their second child in December.