Martin is a graduate of Birmingham University. He has spent the majority of his professional career in the North West. He holds a number of non-executive positions, having previously been a non-executive director of Blackpool Primary Care Trust, and is currently Chairman of Age UK Blackpool and District. He is the solicitor to Rishton Cricket Club. Martin also sits as a part-time Judge for the Appeals service.
Martin is a commercial lawyer, specialising in all aspects of property transactions and business sales.
Outside of work Martin lives in Rishton with his wife Elaine and their two children, Imogen and Joshua. His main interests are film, theatre, reading, visiting historic houses and classic cars.