CEO of Firewatch, co- founded Firewatch South West Ltd in 1998, with just 4 employees, originally just servicing and supplying fire extinguishers and fire products.
Martin, with his wife Jill, carried out an MBO in June of 1999 and the business has not looked back since. Firewatch is still very much a family run oriented business, with many family members of both directors and employees working in the business
Martin trained in the hospitality business in his home county of Leicestershire, he moved to Devon in 1979. His long-held values of customer service, value for money and quality of product is promoted throughout the company.
Martin's hobbies are enjoying his four grandchildren, supporting his hometown football club Leicester City FC, playing golf (badly) and poker.He is an enthusiastic member of the Rotary Club of Newton Abbot and a supporter of a number of local charities.