Martin McTague is a graduate engineer and formed his first company in 1987.
Since then he has owned and managed several businesses focused on developing new technology and exploiting market opportunities in the Far East and USA. He has been a member of the FSB for 19 years and in that time has focused on lobbying local, national and regional agencies, government ministers and political bodies to prioritise small business issues. His success has been built on 20 years’ experience close to the top of Government and excellent working relations with senior decision makers in No 10, Cabinet Office, BIS, DEFRA, DECC and council leaders in the North of England. He is a currently the FSB’s Policy Director, Director of Northern Business Forum, Member of the National Growth Board; Member of MOD National Employers Advisory Board. Former positions include: Member of the CBI Regional Council in North East; Member of Northern Way Innovation in Industry Steering Group; Member of the Investment Panel at Northern Enterprise Limited.