Martin invested a six-figure sum in data analytics provider Panintelligence. As well as being a minority shareholder in the business, Martin is also a strategic adviser as Panintelligence boosts its customer base and SaaS offerings.
Martin Port founded mobile workforce management platform BigChange in 2011. He sold a majority stake in the company to US private equity firm Great Hill partners in 2021 and is now chairman of the business.
BigChange is next-generation technology giving instant business benefits and improvements for small medium and large companies.
Watch the video of BigChange’s launch below.
Aug 2018 – Present (4 years +)
Martin became an ambassador for Africa-based transport charity Transaid in 2018.
Transaid is an international development organisation that transforms lives through safe, available and sustainable transport.
As a member of Business in the Community’s Yorkshire and Humber advisory board, Martin liaises with other local business leaders to help others in the community.
Business in the Community is the oldest and largest business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business.
Martin’s role is to act as “critical friend” and sounding board to the Business in the Community (BITC) team. He is also an ambassador for BITC, encouraging membership recruitment and engagement, and championing responsible business in the region.
Martin is a board observer and strategic adviser at MoreLife, a health company that makes the lives of individuals healthier through lifestyle behaviour changes.
MoreLife aims to make the lives of individuals healthier through healthy lifestyle behavioural interventions such as weight management, giving up smoking, NHS Health Checks, healthy eating or improved physical activity.
The organisation works with individuals on their own, with their families, within groups from the local community, school or workplace.
Having led a seven-figure funding round in Rated People, the UK’s leading online marketplace connecting homeowners with skilled tradespeople, Martin is a significant shareholder and strategic adviser in the fast-growing business.
The Rated People platform is used by nearly 1m UK homeowners each year, looking for the right trades businesses who can help them complete domestic and commercial jobs.
More than 50,000 tradespeople are featured on the site, from builders to roofers, plumbers to electricians, and more.
2002 – 2011
Martin Port founded vehicle tracking solution Masternaut in 2002. He sold part of the business in 2009 and fully exited the company in 2011, by which point Masternaut had grown to £22m annual turnover.
At the time of the sale in 2011, Bill Henry, the new Masternaut Group Chief Executive Officer, commented:
“Martin’s drive and his belief in the broad business benefits of telematics galvanised both Masternaut and the whole telematics industry…It has been a phenomenal success story.
“On behalf of the team at the new Masternaut, I would like to sincerely thank Martin for what he has done to raise the profile of telematics and the benefits across industry and more recently for his support as we combined our two UK businesses.”