Matt Budd

Associate Director

Matt is an experienced economist in the economic development, infrastructure, and property sectors, who joined AMION in December 2020. Prior to joining AMION, he graduated from the University of Leeds with a First-Class Bachelor’s degree in BSc Economics and was an Economic Development Consultant at AECOM. Matt has developed strong experience delivering and appraising business cases, as well as providing advice on the benefits arising from new infrastructure or town centre projects.

As an Associate Director at AMION, Matt has vast experience of Green Book Business Cases and government funding applications. He has developed over 15 separate Towns Fund business cases and Levelling Up Fund business cases. His attention to detail, technical expertise, and alignment with government policies has led to many of these applications being awarded funding including significant investment for Bury Market, Haigh Hall in Wigan, and National Science and Conservation Centre at Twycross Zoo.

Matt works in AMION’s Land and Property Economics team. He has significant previous experience on major housing and infrastructure projects in London and across the UK including Crossrail 2, HS2, Manchester Metrolink, Sutton Link and Oxford-Cambridge Economic Study. Matt has an innate ability to utilise data within development reporting, leading the economic modelling for AMION to provide valuable insight on regeneration potential.