Martin Taylor is a southerner who moved to Yorkshire in 1984 and liked it so much he stayed.
He's been living in Knaresborough for 18 years with wife Vanessa, and has two children, Katie and Charlie, a dog, Tetley, and and a cat, Kizzie.
He has a 30 plus year career in the telecoms industry, having worked for several corporate companies including BT, Racal, Marconi, COLT and KCom. When he started there were no mobile phones, no internet, no wifi and no broadband.
Martin has been a shareholder and director of Xi Communications Ltd for seven years. And along with colleague, Tony Mellor, they provide the latest telecoms technology to local businesses.
In 2020, they set up a second company, 3R Call Management Ltd, which provides a call handling service to local businesses.
He also a trustee for local charity, Supporting Older People.
Martin has also spent many years coaching and managing a squad of youngsters at Knaresborough Celtic Junior Football Club.
His iInterests and activities include history, golf, cycling and football, and is a keen follower of Harrogate Town and long suffering fan of Arsenal.