The grade of Fellow (CMGR FCMI) recognises achievement and significant expertise in management and leadership over a substantial period of time.

The Institute encourages management development, carries out research, produces a wide variety of training and publications on management and leadership. Martyn will be associated with a network of more than 100,000 managers and will be one of 4,500 members who are Chartered members. As Fellow he is one of only 1,800 managers who have received this enhanced recognition.

Martyn’s role as Director of Estates manages over 210 people of the University staff, within over 13 teams – each with their own essential duties to ensure that the University infrastructure runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis and that new buildings/ projects are delivered.

“It was an absolute honour to be recognised in such a manner and is an acknowledgement of many years’ work as a very senior manager and leader. My first degree is in Civil Engineering and the assessors noted that I had had immense impact on the built environment particularly at the University where I have been responsible for almost £500m of construction projects since 2002, with a substantial track record on delivering projects to budget and time. The assessment process was very rigorous and probing and was an opportunity to take stock of my career. ”

Martyn, who is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), added: “The University is essentially a small to medium size town, but we are responsible for all the infrastructure. That includes everything from dealing with the waste, cutting the grass, maintaining and operating 3 private telephone exchanges, 22 sub stations through to delivering the post and keeping the main buildings clean, heated and repaired.”

So how does Martyn keep on top of it all?

“I believe in treating people with respect; strong, identifiable leadership and inspiring people through empowering them to take charge of their duties and encouraging professional/personal development by mentoring and training,” he added.