ABGI UK appoints Joe Matusiak to lead newly launched grants division

Edinburgh-headquartered innovation advisors ABGI UK has appointed Joe Matusiak to head up its newly launched grants division. 

ABGI UK appoints Joe Matusiak to lead newly launched grants division

Joe Matusiak

The new division will provide clients with an ‘end-to-end’ grants consultancy service, which includes writing and submitting grant applications, advising on the potential eligibility of projects and supporting in the development of project plans.

Joining in the newly created role of grants manager, Mr Matusiak will be based at the company’s London office working with clients across the UK. He will also develop his role as an international adviser to help clients secure grants in other nations where they operate. 

A graduate of Lancaster University, Mr Matusiak has spent his career working in the automotive, software and e-commerce sectors. Prior to joining ABGI, he worked as a grants specialist at a national competitor firm. 

French-based Visiativ Group launched ABGI UK in March following its acquisition of R&D tax relief advisers Jumpstart.  Mr Matusiak’s appointment follows last year’s retirement of the Jumpstart brand which was moved under the ABGI UK banner to align it with international group strategy.

Scott Henderson, ABGI UK CEO, said: “The new Grants Division is part of our strategic investment programme as we continue to expand ABGI UK’s service offering. This new unit will add huge value to our UK client base by offering end to end support in accessing grant funding for innovative projects in the UK and beyond. As a group, we secure over £400m in grant funding annually – our new UK division will ensure that clients benefit from a global perspective to maximise funding opportunities.

“I’m pleased to welcome Joe to the team. He brings a high level of ability and an in depth knowledge of UK and international grant programmes that will be extremely beneficial in helping our clients innovate and expand their businesses.”

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