Meet the team at Accelerate Group…


Matthew Smith – Matt has spent 15 years in the ecommerce and marketing industry where he held a senior management role for the one of the UK’s largest travel businesses. Currently Matt is the Director of Optimisation for Webtrends, responsible for driving the business unit from development, through delivery and execution, including holding the responsibility for P&L. In recent months, he has been instrumental in implementing and managing the current transformation plan to take the business forward.


Matthew Goodchild – Matt has been involved in ecommerce and operations for 13 years and is currently IT Operations Director for the World’s second largest B2B seller of hotels with a group annual turnover of £700m. Matt’s current position oversees the whole group IT operations, managing around 300 million tractions a day and operations in 13 countries.



Ben Charlesworth – has worked in a variety of digital marketing and eCommerce roles for 13 years. Within his current role he manages the eCommerce portfolio for the digital division of one of the UK’s largest travel businesses, with a team who look after the implementation, maintenance and performance of a large number websites throughout Europe.



Tom Wilson – in 2002 at the age of 22 Tom started his first business venture which he subsequently sold to a larger national competitor in 2013. Tom has also experience of business acquisition following the purchase of a business in 2010.  Having started, run and sold a business Tom has a wealth of knowledge around finance, sales, management, operations and marketing.