Martyn has been associated with construction for over forty years. In the early years of his career he held engineering and management roles in the nuclear and commercial sectors of the industry. For the following thirty years he lectured at the University of the West of England in the specialisms of construction, project, and supply chain management. During this period he was the Director of Studies for the School of Construction Management and appointed Principal Lecturer in Construction Management.
During the past twenty years Martyn has taught, consulted, researched and published extensively on construction’s response to post-Fordism. For over ten years he has been associated with the Construction Reform Movement having been one of the founding members of the Bristol Constructing Excellence Club and for a time the Regional Manager/Interim Director for Constructing Excellence in the South West. More recently he has been facilitating the Bristol Club’s Here to Learn workshops. He continues to develop online learning materials to help construction managers make the transition to contract management, and guidance for less experienced construction clients to improve their procurement practices. He is also writing a general guide to procurement that reflects current changes in the construction market and its supply systems. Recently he has been appointed as Mentor to the Director of CESW and is leading its Procurement Group.