Matthew Cole

Hello, I’m Matt and I am the Commercial Director for Platfform, where part of my role is overseeing Breathe. 

After graduating with BA hons in Geography, I spent time working in local authority planning enforcement before joining Groundwork Caerphilly. Over the seven or eight years there, I held a number of positions covering operational and programme management along with business development functions. After that, I joined Platfform as Head of Business Growth, and after short spell as Managing Director of Gofal Enterprises Ltd, I’m now Commercial Director across Platfform and GEL.

Time away from work is spent with my wife and son – and where possible we try to do sporty type things. As I’ve retired from rugby, I try marathons and triathlons, and I am always looking for something to push myself on. A few holidays in the sunshine is always good too.

Staying well for me is a combination of family, work and exercise. Exercise has helped immensely since my son was born in 2012 when he suffered a brain haemorrhage at birth. He’s got very complex health conditions and whilst hugely challenging, it’s truly rewarding to see his development against the odds.