Grants for equipment to enable innovation in small businesses in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding

Matthew Kirk

Programme Manager

Matthew is an experienced Economic Development professional with over 13 years’ experience of Regeneration programme and project management within the public and third sectors whilst working closely with key growth industries. 

Matthew has played a lead role in the development and delivery of business and enterprise strategies, plans and project interventions to achieve organisational priorities for economic growth and development predominantly within the Tees Valley. This has included the identification and initiation of proposals to boost the local economy and strategic level partnership work to deliver successful economic outcomes.  Key projects have included the delivery of Fusion Hive, a £6.5 million ERDF funded Innovation Centre, Digital House, a further ERDF funded digital business centre, and strategic support to Stockton’s Nifco UK in securing seven figure RGF awards as part of their £30 million expansion and relocation projects. 

To aid close working with business Matthew has completed a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in 2018.

Contact Matthew

01904 32 8079 | matthew.kirk@york.ac.uk