Martin Nolan

Martin is no stranger to success as both a business owner and a competitive player in the corporate world. He has held senior positions with global organisations such as IBM and Cable&Wireless and has also been instrumental in the growth and transformation of SME businesses. Martin now operates as a business and leadership specialist helping companies in the North West to increase revenues and profits, create jobs and drive growth in the local economy.

With a degree in finance and 3 years as an Army Officer behind him, Martin started his corporate career with IBM. Since then, his varied commercial roles mean that he has worked with over one hundred UK businesses of all sizes across manufacturing, engineering, service, retail, finance and IT.  He is a motivated team-player and an accomplished manager and mentor.

His experiences include a very successful track record in sales, marketing and team building as well as in systems development and the mission-critical area of financial management - crucial to the success of any business. He is passionate about the need for excellent customer service and the benefits its implementation brings to businesses of all sizes. 

Martin is also an advisor to the charity Act4Africa and is helping them to achieve their vision of educating 5 million African youngsters about HIV/Aids in 5 years.

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