Why Mike Martin Associates

Mike has over 30 years of experience in working in social work, social care and health settings, and has operated at all levels from basic social care worker through to senior management at director and CEO roles. He brings to his independent role a breadth of knowledge based on a background in both statutory and voluntary sectors, and since setting up his business in 2003 has also maintained strong private sector involvement. From initial employment in childcare and youth settings, Mike moved into a generic social work role before specialising in probation and after care; thereafter he worked in the voluntary sector disability world for over 20 years, prior to establishing the consultancy, research and training enterprise.

Reasons for engaging with Mike:

  • Successful track record in working independently over 8 years

  • Someone who has maintained a balance of repeat business and new customer base

  • Experience in work with social care/work, health, housing, health, legal, and education settings

  • Particular skills in working across and brokering contact between sectors

  • Enthusiasm for service user and carer focus, and skills in brokering contact with service providers and planners

  • Skills in working with people at all levels within organisations, and with Management Boards

  • Publication record

  • Excellent network of agency and organisation contacts

  • Extensive network of professional contacts covering a wide range of disciplines

  • Record in start-up and rescue roles with organisations