I blogged regularly for AOL business channel Daily Finance UK, now AOL Money. I posted a daily round up of early-morning market news when the London Stock Exchange wires went live, and developed a strand on the business of sport which attracted high levels of traffic. I also reported on general business stories, technology and e-commerce, the media and tax policy.

Chris Wheal, lead blogger/news editor, AOL Money, said: “Martin wrote the early morning stock exchange round-up for AOL Money before 8am every weekday. He also wrote in-depth articles on sports finance, media and advertising, tax, government policy and financial exclusions issues. He was one of our most respected writers, provoking significant reader engagement, and was a great loss when he left us.”