Staying relevant in Canada’s competitive hospitality and nightlife industry requires deep consumer insight, market-understanding, and connections. Matty Tsoumaris has got them. Matty has managed to keep his, and his company’s name, on the forefront of where to see and be seen for years. Get the 411 on what drives him today on Notable.
Notable: What is your Name and age?
Matty: Matthew Tsoumaris, age 27
Notable: What is the name of your business and what industry is it in?
Matty: Name of business: Uniq Lifestyle, The Ballroom, Voice Events Industry: Nightclub Entertainment & Restaurant Twitter: @matty_uniq
Notable: Elevator Pitch (we just met on an elevator, we have 30 seconds together in the elevator, please describe your business):
Matty: Uniq Lifestyle is responsible for creating Toronto’s most exclusive restaurants, lounges, nightclubs, and boutique venues. We do everything from construction to management and operations; our in-house marketing department is also one of the main reasons we are on the map in Toronto. With our new venue, the Ballroom opening up this December, Uniq Lifestyle has catapulted to the next level in the entertainment industry whether it be music, dining, or nightlife.
Notable: Why did you start your business, what was the inspiration?
Matty: I love to entertain people and make sure they have a good time, any and every time, they go out. Whether it’s to go dancing or for dinner and drinks, it’s always important to have fun. Mixed with my love for fashion, starting my companies were a great way to marry all these things together.
Notable: What is the best part of what you do on a day-to-day basis?
Matty: The new people I meet and work with every day.
Notable: What is the most challenging part of your business?
Matty: Keeping up with the trends and keeping things fresh.
Notable: Where do you see your business going in 5 years?
Matty: Expanding to other major markets outside of Canada.
Notable: Do you have any advice for other young professionals?
Matty: Work hard, play harder.
Notable: What is your greatest asset as it relates to business?
Matty: Listening to others and applying their knowledge and skill sets to my own experiences and business sense. It’s important to be able to listen to those who you work with in both the short and long term. It’s also important to be able to accept criticism when it is given – you can’t succeed without feedback.
Notable: What does success look like to you?
Matty: A balance between happiness, wealth and friendships.
Notable: What is the most memorable milestone in your career?
Matty: When Voice Events was bought out by Uniq Lifestyle to create one of the biggest powerhouses in the Toronto entertainment industry.
Notable: Do you support any charities? If so, which one(s) and why is that important to you?
Matty: Burgundy Brick, Sick Kids Hospital, Huruma Boys & Girls Orphanage It’s very important to support any local charities and those people involved because we’re all working towards a greater cause.
Notable: What is Notable to you?
Matty: At the moment, it’s the Ballroom – Toronto’s first boutique bowling alley bar.
Notable: Anything Else?
Matty: I <3 Notable.ca