Martyn is a co-founder and EU Chairman of Teliris, and has played a key role in the development of the company, its products and services. Previously, over three decades in TV journalism, he became one of the UK’s best known and respected TV anchormen.
He is also Founder and Chairman of YouthNet, an internet-based charity that provides help and information to half a million young people every month and has developed the UK’s national volunteering database. Honouring YouthNet in 2007 with prestigious awards from Charity Times and Computing Magazine, the judges said the charity was “using technology to engage with people in new and innovative ways”. Other charity involvement includes: President of United Response, helping people with learning disabilities, Vice-President of the UK’s three main hospice charities, a Trustee of the Windsor Leadership Trust, developing the leaders of tomorrow, and of Edutrust, creating Academies of Excellence in Britain’s inner cities. He is a regular judge for the Lord Mayor of London’s Dragon Awards, honouring companies in the City of London for their work in helping the community.
Martyn is also Chairman of NICE TV which provides high quality news programmes for major events and conferences. He was awarded a CBE in the Prime Minister’s Honours list of 1997.