Mick Martin

Director of Operations

Mick joined TPPL in October 2018 as the Operations Manager. Mick brings a wealth of motor industry experience and know-how with him following a 33-year career in the industry including a 17-year dealer-based career, later serving Ford Motor Company for 16 years. Mick has undertaken a BSC degree in Retail Automotive Management and has held various motor dealer and manufacturer roles including aftersales, customer services, fleet and public sector sales in the South of England. Mick’s final role with Ford was as Programme Manager of Ford Rental, the dealer based rental operation supplying replacement vehicle hire to retail and corporate clients.

1. What are your interests?
DIY – which is a good job given that I live in an old pub in need of major renovation.

Classic Cars – I have a couple of 70/80s classic Fords and a desire for more that way outstrips my budget!

2. What is your favourite holiday destination?
Florida – we have had some great family holidays there

3. What is your favourite food?
My particular favourite is Indian, although I am very partial to a steak and kidney pie.

4. What are your favourite drinks?
I am a fan of real ale, with a bias towards any of the Theakston brews and enjoy nothing more than a pint of Old Peculiar.

Regional Contacts

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Case Studies

Enabling a housing association to decarbonise their fleet through an innovative cost calculator

Enabling a housing association to decarbonise their fleet through an innovative cost calculator

Tai Tarian are one of the largest social landlords in Wales and have responsibility for over 9,000 properties across the Neath Port Talbot County Borough. For the housing association, becoming more carbon friendly and decarbonising their current fleet is a top priority, and fortunately a vision that is shared across the whole organisation. However, they … Continued
Achieving significant cost savings for Cottsway Housing

Achieving significant cost savings for Cottsway Housing

Cottsway Housing provide homes for over 10,000 customers via rent and shared ownership, with a repairs and maintenance workforce of over 40 people. Cottsway have a substantial ongoing requirement for building materials to support repairs to their housing stock of over 5,000 properties – amounting to £1.5 Million per annum. They had an existing contract … Continued
Driving down costs and implementing operational efficiencies through a successful re-tendering strategy

Driving down costs and implementing operational efficiencies through a successful re-tendering strategy

Vivid Homes is one of the one of the largest providers of affordable homes and housing-related services in the south of England. Having expanded in 2016, they had a requirement to double their fleet size with a higher level of efficiency, whilst ensuring full compliance was met and maximising cost control.  They engaged TPPL to … Continued
Managing complex vehicle requirements to deliver a transparent and compliant route to market

Managing complex vehicle requirements to deliver a transparent and compliant route to market

Clarion Housing Group comprises of the country’s largest housing association, Clarion Housing, with 125,000 homes nationwide, part of the group is Clarion Response which is the repair and maintenance arm of the Group. The services provided by Clarion Response have grown significantly in recent years and with it a large variety of complex vehicle procurement … Continued
Supporting carbon neutral objectives via seamless procurement of electric vehicle charging points

Supporting carbon neutral objectives via seamless procurement of electric vehicle charging points

Newcastle City Council implemented a climate change strategy in 2018 with aspirations to become carbon neutral by 2030. As a result, the authority has committed to the procurement of electric vehicles via an electric by default policy – meaning all new cars and small vans will be electric powered as opposed to diesel. The procurement process … Continued
Simple efficient process to successfully procure refuse vehicles

Simple efficient process to successfully procure refuse vehicles

North Warwickshire Borough Council had a requirement to procure three 26ft refuse collection vehicles for green waste to replace three existing ones that were at the end of their life span. The Council needed a simplistic yet efficient process to replace their existing model of using small suppliers which was arduous, time consuming and difficult. … Continued
Meeting electric vehicle procurement goals through technical knowledge and expertise

Meeting electric vehicle procurement goals through technical knowledge and expertise

Oxfordshire County Council has very specific and ad hoc vehicle requirements to facilitate a wide range of services delivered. Having been one of TPPL’s members since 2012, they have been supplied with a wide range of cars, vans, medium commercials buses and HGV’s. Currently, TPPL run tenders on their behalf; help with the evaluations and … Continued
Delivering single-step access to quality building materials at competitive costs

Delivering single-step access to quality building materials at competitive costs

South Holland Council own and manage over 4,000 social housing homes in the UK and have a significant maintenance and repairs team to support their requirements. As a result, their need to get quick and easy access to a full range of quality building materials on an ongoing basis is particularly high. In addition, they … Continued