Martin is a commercially minded qualified accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) whom also holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and a BA Law Degree. His most recent studies saw him achieving a Diploma in Forensic Accounting by distance learning. He is a commercially minded strategically thinking director with an extensive background in turn-around situations and growth management.
He has twenty-two years experience of being a Financial Director and Company Secretary in industries such as Aviation, Manufacturing and Media. He was also a Managing Director for a multi-national manufacturer of commercial vehicle seating. His last position was in Aviation supplying the likes of Airbus and Rolls Royce. That company also made parts for the Ministry of Defence. In his nine years at that company he helped grow the company from a turnover of £16 million to the current £42 million. He was also involved in selling the company as part of an exit plan to an Indian group. He also raised the finance and was heavily involved in the due diligence in three other acquisitions for the group.
His key skills include formulating controls and working effectively and diligently within rapidly growing businesses. These have been in fast pace environment. He has extensive turnaround experience and offers an exemplary track record of improving profitability and cash-flow and creating effective control across a variety of business functions. He also has the proven ability to implement change and maximise efficiencies essential for successful business performance.
He is a very enthusiastic individual who has a very ‘hands on’ approach. His down to earth style helps him to communicate financial information in a simple and understandable manner to all stakeholders within the business.