Martin graduated from Liverpool University with an honours degree in Economics. He then trained as a Chartered Accountant in London, qualifying in 1987. Martin joined UHY as a partner in September 2016 and has spent his whole career in practice, working for small, medium-sized and Big 4 accounting firms, including a three year period of overseas working in Singapore.
Martin has been involved in and led the audits of a variety of entities from SMEs to AIM and full-listed companies. He also has extensive knowledge and experience of UK GAAP and IFRS and has spoken at seminars and written articles on the transition for companies to IFRS and FRS 102. As well as audit and financial reporting experience, Martin has also been involved in various due diligence investigations for acquisitions and IPOs.
Martin has over 30 years of experience in audit and is well placed to lead audit assignments for a variety of businesses, both UK based and those with global operations, which involves co-ordination with overseas subsidiaries and auditors.
Martin specialises in the Hospitality and Drinks sectors and also enjoys advising entrepreneurs seeking to develop their business models in these creative sectors. He also heads up our Corporate Governance advisory team, which includes collaboration with The Quoted Companies Alliance in producing UHY’s annual Corporate Governance review.