Martin gathered his experience at home and overseas through key involvements in the design and construction of a diversity of structures - domestic, commercial and industrial buildings, and of infrastructure projects.

His first engagement was as a trainee engineer on site constructing the Blackfriars underpass in London in the 1960's since when, after reading Civil Engineering at London University, his career encompassed building a prestigious mosque in Libya, constructing a bank for the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, a £30m leisure centre in Inverclyde, Scotland and the Microsoft Headquarters in Reading, feasibility and design studies for the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk- and in between was for seven years a senior lecturer in structural engineering at the University of Malawi.
 
During the travels a home in Rendham, Suffolk has been maintained for the past 38 years during which 
Martin acquired some familiarity with East Anglian conditions through appraising and designing buildings in the locality.

Martin is a Director of the Suffolk Architectural Heritage Trust, a church bellringer, Parish Councillor, and sometime
Chair of the Alde Community Council.