After a sales career primarily in the computer and telecoms sectors, Martin joined Talking Money, formerly Bristol Debt Advice Centre, in 1994, where he was director for 14 years. During that time he also served two terms as chair of the Institute of Money Advisers. Following 2.5 years at Citizens Advice as head of business development, he moved in early 2011 to South Gloucestershire where he took up the role of chief executive officer of Age UK South Gloucestershire.
Martin now manages a growing range of older people's services and is involved in a number of partnerships in that unitary authority. A trustee of South Gloucestershire CVS, he is also active in his local church where he serves as treasurer.