The past five years have been a rollercoaster of amazing highs and crushing lows. Running your own business is immensely rewarding, but at the same time incredibly stressful.

Over the past few months I've been reviewing a lot of aspects of my life. I've been so caught up in the day-to-day tasks of running two companies that I've taken my eye of the things that really matter to me most. It's time for a change of pace.

I've always enjoyed my work. I love working with clients to produce things that help to propel their businesses forward. I feel incredibly lucky to have a skillset that can help to make other people's dreams come true. There's an immense amount of responsibility that comes along with that power. A responsibility to always do my best work. To exceed the expectations of those I'm working for. To always do the right thing, no matter how difficult it might be.

Ever since I left school I've always had this belief that in order to change the world you need to be the person at the front. The one leading the way into the unknown. That's not a belief that I hold anymore.

You don't have to be the CEO to change people's lives. You only need the drive to do great work. To care about the things you make. To care about the people that use them.

So I've made some changes.

I have closed down my agency Koji Labs and I'm stepping down as CTO of Your Big Pitch.

I started at an agency called No Divide a few weeks ago and I'm absolutely loving working with the team there. It's exactly the sort of company I wanted to work for and I feel like I'm finally starting to claw back some work/life balance.

I am, and always will be, an entreprenuer at heart. It's just time for me to take a new adventure.

Matt West