MARTIN WATSON

MARTIN WATSON

Martin Watson
Midlands
PROFILE

Martin Watson
NXD Non-Exec

Martin has vast knowledge and experience of the SME sector having worked in it for over 25 years. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant, Martin became a Partner in a top 20 practice specialising in the SME sector, dealing with providing the full range of services covering start up situations to companies with turnover up to £100m. Whilst in practice he dealt with a whole range of industries and sectors and worked predominately in the Midland’s areas. Having left Professional Practice in 2000 he was involved in the acquisition of a transport and logistics business and became Managing Director. After successfully growing the business, he left the business following a Management Buyout in 2005, and then undertook consultancy work. He became Finance & Operations Director of an Advertising Agency in 2007 where he remains to this day in one of his roles in providing support to SME businesses. Martin has a passion for ensuring SME businesses receive the entrepreneurial, pro-active advice they require to successfully grow, and enjoys bringing an independent viewpoint to an organisation. His experience covers the whole range of skills an SME requires, including being very strong in relation to all financial matters, and having experience in sales and marketing, strategic, project management, HR, legal documentation, and a very commercial viewpoint at all times.

SPECIALIST QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Business Development
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Operations and Production
  • Sales & Marketing
SECTORS:
  • Advertising, PR & Media
  • Business & Financial Services
  • Retail & Consumer Goods
  • Transport & Logistics