Martin Webb

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Martin Webb (Born 1964) is a British born entrepreneur and television presenter. He presented the series Risking It All [1] aired on Channel 4 in 2005. He wrote regular articles for the business supplement of the Sunday Telegraph[2] He attended Queen Elizabeths' Grammar School and Brighton Polytechnic. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in Law by Brighton University in 2008.[3]

Business[edit]

Prior to his business success he very briefly joined both the Royal Navy and then the Metropolitan police.

In 2004, Martin Webb set up Britain's first charity pub. The profits from The Robin Hood pub in Brighton go to local charities.[4]

Martin co-founded the C-Side Leisure group with, the now Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown, Simon Kirby, whose portfolio grew to include many pubs, clubs and restaurants in and around Brighton.

His first venture was a design company, Copywrite, founded with business partner Simon Kirby, but it went bust within three years. Other ventures have included Dekoart, a web-based fine art digital printing company, and another pub company, Medicine Group, which had sites in Islington and the ever-fashionable Shoreditch in London. [1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ricochet - Risking it All
  2. ^ Martin Webb biography - Telegraph
  3. ^ http://www.brighton.ac.uk/alumni/our-alumni/honorary-graduates/
  4. ^ BBC NEWS | UK | Drinkers to fuel local charities