Martin is The Alternative Board’s local Facilitator for the West Herts region, covering St Albans, Hemel Hempstead and Watford. He has a significant breadth of commercial experience having worked for 30 years in professional services in the UK, Middle East and Scandinavia, advising both companies and public sector organisations.
Martin was born in Hertfordshire and now lives in Harpenden with his wife and 3 daughters.
Martin has seen first-hand the challenges and opportunities presented in SME businesses, especially family businesses. Martin’s father and brother both worked in the family’s engineering business and he has worked with many SMEs across a wide range of sectors throughout his career.
The Alternative Board offered Martin an opportunity to use his experience to help business owners and also to develop his own business close to home and family. He is passionate about both.
Martin has expertise in mergers and acquisitions, business planning and people management. He has run businesses with between 5 and 100 people so he appreciates and understands the challenges that business owners face in the running of their businesses.
Martin is happiest when spending quality time with his family. He runs to keep fit, loves meeting new people and getting together with friends. He spends a fair amount of his spare time watching his girls play hockey.
Martin’s real passion is helping businesses get more focussed and aligned on what’s important to them and their customers, and his role with The Alternative Board allows him to do exactly that.