EP32 – The Connection Central Series: Matt Siddell
This is an interview between Jane Bayler and Matt Siddell, a full-time MD of Tropolis – a revolutionary property training business which he created in 2019 and launched Q1/2020.
An entrepreneur at heart with an economics degree from the University of Manchester, Matt established Kin in 2001 after spending three years in financial services. Matching heirs to unclaimed inheritances, Matt grew his first business to a team of 45 and traced heirs to estates exceeding £100 million in value.
Seven years later, and with the world of property beckoning, Matt established Opulen in 2011. While building a portfolio in Reading, he also broke ground on the London market, managing projects for clients and himself with works that included refurbishment, basements, extensions, loft conversions and cinemas in a mix of Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Grade II listed properties.
In 2015, Matt started PPN Knightsbridge at the Royal Thames Yacht Club. This became the flagship event of the franchise within which it operated and inspired others to follow suit, essentially because he was the first to ban people from selling courses from the front of the room.
With a wave of momentum behind him, Matt established Qandor, where his ambition was clear: to create an environment where developers, investors and business owners regularly and exclusively interact with the aim of collaborating on existing and new projects upwards of £1m in value.