Happy to be back in business

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Following a life-saving liver transplant and battle with mental illness, former Jim Henson and Hamleys marketeer Matt Webb is back in business.

The father-of-two from St Leonards is currently in the process of revising and rebranding his former company NetworkTV into what he believes, is “a little unique”.

Matt said: “What I have done here is to bring together a large number of professionals with various skills to provide services including: marketing, kids TV development, licensing, retail, communications, gaming and live events.”

Part of Revelation Entertainment’s remit is to produce highly-creative and entertaining live events in the local community.

Matt has already had conversations with various members of Hastings Borough Council to produce what he describes as “groundbreaking” shows on the seafront later this year and in 2016.

One of the plans in the pipeline is KidsStuff Live planned for October half term - subject to discussions with the council.

Among the attractions planned for the event would be sneak preview of upcoming movie releases, new video games, top toys and games for Christmas and children’s pampering.

And one of the highlights of the event would be a World Record attempt to get the most people dressed as a cartoon character in one place.

If the event gets the go-ahead, Matt plans to donate the money raised to local children’s mental health charities.

Not adverse to a TV appearance, Matt has also been taken on by a casting agency in London for extras work and has some auditions lined-up for the near future for forthcoming films and commercials.

Not resting on his laurels, he is also to appear on daytime ITV show Judge Rinder in the coming weeks and is also in negotiations with Mike Tyson about a new kids TV show.

Matt says: “In the past month, everything that has gone before me with my illness and recovery has at last taken a back seat and I am finally looking forward rather than continuously looking at the past.

“Everything I have done, workwise, is now coming back to me – contacts, real colleagues and my ever-optimistic views are sound.”

“Please watch this space for some very special events locally and my achievements to help others.”