Martin has lived in the Southwold area since 1976, working at the Southwold branch of Lloyds Bank. Martin eventually joined the staff at H. A. Adnams, Estate Agency and Holiday Letting business in Southwold, responsible for the office and client accounts. In 2007 H. A. Adnams was taken over by Durrants, a local estate agent with four other offices in Norfolk and Suffolk, and Martin continued to work with them until 2017. Martin was also book keeper at The Southwold Sailors Reading Room for twenty years, and maintains his membership of that worthwhile organisation. He was also a member of the Southwold Lions Club, where he was Secretary for three years.