Martin made a great impact when starting his career with Whitbread in 1990 after graduating from Leeds University. Starting out as their youngest manager and being promoted rapidly through key operations and marketing roles. In 2000 Martin co-founded Arc Inspirations and set up the first of its 18, soon to be 19 sites. Arc has 3 lead brands Box, Manahatta and Banyan employing 800 operating in the North of England. He has a fantastic passion for the industry and his energy is contagious, proving to be an outstanding respected leader over the past 30 years.