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The Returners Series | Matthew Thompson

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Matthew Thompson, founder of Best of Belfast podcasts, grew up hating Northern Ireland and couldn’t wait to leave! After his gap year travelling, Matt settled for three years in New York. He met and fell in love with a German girl and decided to get married in Belfast because it was cheaper and ended up moving here!

“It was only meant to be for a short while. I was working for Deliveroo cycling around the city and it was then that I fell in love with the place.” Matthew realised that Northern Ireland had like-minded people, equally as creative anywhere else in the world.

Coming from a place like New York, I realised that Belfast was delivering New York quality stuff whether it was hospitality, whether it was start-ups, whether it was just energy and culture.

Matthew Thompson

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