Matthew Newbury is based in Central London, and 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 it's inaugural 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 and life threatening injuries, and in 2011 he became the first UK amputee to be fitted with the Otto-Bock Genium™ 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 profile and energy to support the interests of others with similar 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 described the experience as life changing, and was moved by the immense challenges faced every day by those he met on the show. As a result he made donations to two amazing charities based in North Manchester. Later on in the filming he met Alex Williams, 18, who had suffered from meningitis at the age of 7, Alex's home was one of his biggest challenges, and as such Matthew undertook the complete renovation of the house in an attempt to make his day to day home life easier.