Matthew Carver

About me

I draw, I create digital models, I write, I make music

My objective

I have achieved a successful record in media research and project management over the last eight years. I am now returning to my true passion: the built environment. Having supplemented my existing masters degree with recent qualifications in technical drawing and architectural modelling, I am looking to add value to an organisation by combining my strong and varied skill-set with my knowledge and keen interests in architecture, urban planning and the inhabited environment.

My employment history

The first part of my career centred around social housing refurbishments and urban regeneration. During this time, I embarked on a successful Masters degree in building surveying, which culminated in a thesis (awarded Merit) on the development of industrial real estate in southeast Europe. On moving to Brussels, I was engaged as Corporate Marketing Manager and later Head of Marketing by an industrial real estate developer, since when I have been working as Head of Insight for a pan-European trade association representing media companies.

My recent work has focused on researching and writing high level reports designed to help senior industry executives assess and address the challenges facing their businesses, as well as conference speaking, event and project management.

Domains of expertise and competancy

Technical drawing and BIM

Technical drawing and BIM

Recently achieved Autodesk Certified User qualifications in AutoCAD and Revit.

Construction and refurbishments

Construction and refurbishments

Several years' experience in social housing refurbishment; Masters degree in building surveying

Project management

Project management

Delivery of multiple successful projects, including media technology reports, industry conferences and research pieces.

Industry relationships

Industry relationships

Built a wide network of senior media, advertising and construction executives throughout Europe and the US; Conducted several successful negotiations with prospective clients.

Research and report writing

Research and report writing

Delivered several high-level media, advertising and technology reports; End-to-end management, including design, research, interviews, copywriting, editing and production.

Public speaking

Public speaking

Presented at several international media events; Moderated panels composed of senior media experts and executives.

Skills and competencies

What I'm good at

Drafting, modelling & design

Autodesk AutoCAD

Autodesk Revit

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

WordPress

Microsoft Office

Word

Excel

PowerPoint

Transferable skills

Written communication (EN)

Public presentation

Analytical problem solving

Project management

Team leadership

Collaborative teamwork

Negotiation

Languages

English (native)

French

Dutch

Awards & qualifying institutions

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Resume

15 years of experience in marketing and construction

Professional experience

2009 - 2017

Head of Insight

egta (Brussels, BE)

Responsible for copywriting, research, report writing and conference management at an audiovisual advertising trade organisation.

2013 - 2016

Vice President Communications (voluntary)

Brussels Choral Society (Brussels, BE)

Responsible for all marketing and communication for a large symphonic choir, including concert promotion, sponsorship and internal communication.

2008-2009

Corporate Marketing Manager/Head of Marketing

Immo Industry Group (Aalst, BE)

Responsibility for various marketing and communications tasks (and, ultimately, for the whole marketing department) for an international industrial real estate developer, with projects throughout western, eastern Europe and Russia.

2004 - 2006

Tenant Liaison Officer

Cassidy & Ashton/Lovell Partnerships (Greater Manchester, UK)

Responsible for managing tenant relationships for a construction company refurbishing social housing in various parts of Greater Manchester.

2004

Project Assistant

Halton Borough Council (Runcorn, UK)

Assistance in the administration of scheduled refurbishment and maintenance works in social housing.

2003 - 2004

Volunteer Project Assistant

Groundwork (Bury, UK)

Work with community groups and other stakeholders to execute environmental improvement works in a deprived part of Greater Manchester.

Education

2018

AutoCAD

New York Institute of Art + Design

Technical course on 2D and 3D drawing, including isometric drafting

2006-2010

MSc. Surveying

University College of Estate Management/University of Reading

Masters degree covering various aspects of the construction profession, including: building technologies, construction law, project management, building pathology, maintenance and adaptations, etc. Third-year dissertation on industrial real estate markets in central and southeastern Europe.

1999-2002

BSc. (Hons) Psychology & Biology

Manchester Metropolitan University

Undergraduate degree, awarded 2:2.

Conducting experience

5 years experience with choirs and orchestras

Conductor

June 2018

A Summer Garden Party

BachWerk

A collection of mainly a cappella choral music from the renaissance, classical and modern periods, including a new arrangement by Matthew Carver celebrating BachWerk's first five years.

June 2017

O Magnum Mysterium

BachWerk

Music from the Renaissance: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Heinrich Schütz and Henry Purcell to contemporary classical music by John Tavener, Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen.

October 2016

Mass in B Minor, J.S. Bach

BachWerk

A performance of one of Bach's greatest, and most challenging, works, given in support of the charity Les Projets d’Eléonore.

December 2015

Christmas Oratorio, J.S. Bach

BachWerk

As is traditional in Germany, this performance included cantatas 1, 2, 3 and 6. The 2015 concert marked BachWerk's third annual performance of the Oratorio.

October 2015

European Alumnae in Leuven

BachWerk

BachWerk singers took part in an evening of celebration for past students of Mount Holyoke College.

June 2015

Water Music, G.F. Handel

BachWerk

BachWerk’s orchestra performed Peter Warlock’s Capriol Suite, a set of dances in renaissance style; and George Frideric Handel’s elegant Water Music, which was first performed at a concert on the river Thames in London for King George I.

October 2014

Petite messe solennelle, G.A. Rossini

BachWerk

A performance of Gioachino Rossini's work for choir, soloists, piano and harmonium.

Assistant

2014 - present

Assistant Choir Director

Brussels Carol Concert

An annual concert of traditional Christmas carols and other pieces for choir and orchestra, performed at the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles.

2013 - present

Musical advisor

BachWerk

Choir preparation and other musical assistance throughout the annual programme.

December 2014

Christmas Oratorio, J.S. Bach

BachWerk

Choir and orchestra rehearsals.

December 2013

Christmas Oratorio, J.S. Bach

BachWerk

Choir and orchestra rehearsals.

Portfolio

Examples of work
AutoCAD drawings

AutoCAD drawings

Drafting
Ancient farm house in Burgundy

Ancient farm house in Burgundy

Drafting
Advances in hybrid television audience measurement

Advances in hybrid television audience measurement

Publication
Making data work for radio

Making data work for radio

Publication
An egta overview of TV and radio promotion

An egta overview of TV and radio promotion

Publication
Automated & Programmatic Marketing

Automated & Programmatic Marketing

Publication

Contact

Get in Touch

+32 479 240 619

Brussels

mjc.carver@gmail.com

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