Co-founder, Reason Digital
Reason Digital began as an idea in Matt Haworth’s bedroom in 2007 and it has grown into an award-winning social enterprise employing 40 people and turning over £2 million annually.
Charities, housing associations other pro-social organisations work with Reason Digital to innovate with technology to fight issues such as violent crime, drug and alcohol addiction, the food poverty crisis and defining diseases of our time: HIV/AIDS, dementia and diabetes.
Describing his passion for digital, Matt says, “I’m committed to harnessing technology to create social value and make a positive impact on people’s lives and the community.” As part of that vision, Matt wants to transform what ‘value’ means to businesses: “rather than denoting monetary value for shareholders, I want value to be about what a business is giving back to society.”
The social enterprise has earned a reputation as a ‘super charger for people to do good’ thanks to its work with Comic Relief, Age UK, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Teenage Cancer Trust, among others.
“Some of Reason Digital’s most recent creations include Age UK’s ‘Call in Time’ befriending service and ‘Gone For Good’ – an app which allows users to donate unwanted goods to charity easily and efficiently. “These are examples of digital innovation that we’re excited to be a part of.” says Matt.