During a 20 year career in the retail financial services profession, Martin has continually pushed the boundaries of digital and content marketing.
A prolific personal finance writer and commentator, he has received multiple awards for his work, including Best Blogger of the Year and Best Social Media Adviser.
He has launched the first personal finance podcast in the UK, written several bestselling books, and directed an award-winning feature-length documentary.
While content marketing is Martin’s first love, he’s also a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, with responsibility for marketing and investment research at Informed Choice.
Martin launched his agency Bamford Media in 2017 in response to growing demand from Financial Planners who wanted to access his content marketing expertise.
He’s equally at home talking about lifetime allowance issues as he is search engine optimisation.
Martin lives in Surrey with his wife (a primary school teacher) and three young children, as well as a menagerie of pets (two Labradors, a horse, a cat, a hamster, and fish – at last count).
When away from the office, Martin is chairman of a trust responsible for the creation of a 60-acre public parkland and vice president of his local Chamber of Commerce.
He feels most comfortable getting uncomfortable; swimming in lakes and rivers, taking part in ultra-distance trail races, and learning new skills.