Mick Martin

Director of Operations

Mick joined TPPL in October 2018 as the Operations Manager, and was promoted to the Executive Management team in August 2020 ahead of being appointed a member of the board in June 2021. 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.

Mick overseas the internal head office sales and admin support function, ensuring processes and systems are streamlined to maximise our internal efficiency to ensure we can provide an agile and professional approach to our membership. Mick has a keen eye for detail and works closely with our supplier network which consists more than 270 key industry suppliers from the fleet industry.

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.