Why I’m good at what I do…

I've been a journalist all my working life, having started as a reporter and sub-editor on the Tamworth Herald in 1986. In 1990, I moved to the Sutton Coldfield Observer as sports editor, before joining The Birmingham Post in 1992 as a sub-editor/writer on the sports desk.
I left The Post at the end of 2009 to set up my own business. Until the end of 2013, I did PR work, wrote for websites and had a contract to edit British Naturism magazine (www.bn.org.uk). Naturism is a great way of life and I'm always keen to hear from people who might like to come along to one of the many naturist events which run throughout the year at both indoor and outdoor venues. Just get in touch with me on here!
In December 2013, I suffered a stroke, brought on work-related stress. I collapsed in the street and almost went under the wheels of a No 7 bus. I spent a month in hospital and am still recovering, both mentally and physically. I now concentrate on doing talks and writing about stroke education and support - not enough people understand the risk factors which can cause strokes and not enough is done to help stroke-survivors and their carers through a traumatic and life-changing experience. Having been there, done it and come out of it on the other side, I have the knowledge and drive to help make sure it doesn't happen to you. Why not check my blog 'The Warrior' on my website at www.askthewarrior.com? I also produce a podcast called 'The Warrior Podcast' which can be found at thewarriorpodcast.libsyn.com and on iTunes

Member Testimonials

  • I recently listened to Martin's 4sight presentation and found it very though provoking and inspiring. It is a very insightful story which makes you realise that what happened to him could happen to any of us. Keep doing what you're doing Martin as I feel your message needs to be heard!
  • Martin is a top man and does a top 4Sight. Very honest, entertaining and funny in a self-deprecating positive way! A great 121 spot as well, could talk to him for hours!
  • Martin gave a brilliant, heart breaking 4Sight at a recent 4N event. Everyone in 4N should listen to his story and take action afterwards to ensure they do not struggle with financial problems, if in the event a medical problem/s such as those that affected Martin, affects them.
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What I do

  • Stroke Education and Support
  • Speaker Blogger Author

My Stats

Last online 27th Feb 2020
Member since 24th Jan 2011
Number of testimonials 5
Meetings attended 521
4N ranking 466 in the UK