Areas of Expertise
Martin provides company secretarial and governance services predominately to Registered Providers. Assignments range from providing project support, such as mergers and new registrations, through to retained services for organisations needing professional support for a few hours a month. He also provides compliance audits, and will provide assistance to clients adopting governance best practice.
Prior to Devonshires, he worked for a large social housing group, heading up its company secretarial and legal services. Over five years, he played a key role in restructuring the group through mergers, acquisitions and disposals. He has also previously worked as a PFI company secretary, and with an international entrepreneur owned business.
Qualified as a chartered company secretary in 1995.
Martin lives in Worcestershire with his teenage son. In his spare time, he can be found walking in the local countryside, including the Cotswolds and Malvern Hills. He finds walking is highly beneficial for both his physical and mental health.
Associate member of the Chartered Governance Institute.
Martin works with several businesses that are actively engaged with regulatory authorities. One such client he supported during a period of near insolvency, and has continued to support it during recovery, and back into growth.
He has helped a number of social housing clients to ensure a full suite of company secretarial and governance documents are in place to demonstrate legal and regulatory compliance, and has worked with clients to mentor and develop their internal governance resources.
Martin worked with a social housing business to transfer a community asset and its staff to a local enterprise business. This involved project managing a due diligence exercise and arranging for the appropriate transfer agreements to be put in place.