Matthew started in the UK Seed trade in 1993 working for the breeding house Sharpes International. He furthered his career working in the wholesale seed industry heavily involved in the marketing and development of all seed species with a focus on Winter Wheat & OSR. In 2003 Matthew set up his own retail seed business offering advice on all types of certified seeds direct to farmers. Phillips Seeds soon became established as a well respected supplier with a unique independent approach to seed varieties. In 2010 Matthew wanted to further the development of his business and merged with Gibson & Faulding Ltd to form GFP which offers not only certified seed knowledge and ideas but also on farm cleaning of farmers own seeds.