Walford Cunningham & Hayes was founded in 2012 as a uniquely positioned Venture Capital (Institutional Angel Investor) and Advisory business, designed to specialise within Start-up entities and Small Medium Enterprises’ (SMEs), catering for the unique demands of businesses within this segment.

The business consists of four core areas; Advisory ServicesDirector ServicesFunding Services and the management of our own Investment portfolio, these four areas are presented in further detail within this website.

Walford Cunningham & Hayes benefits from a number of highly experienced Associates and a senior management team, who bring with them a wealth and diversity of knowledge, upon which portfolio businesses and clients can draw.


Martin founded Walford Cunningham & Hayes with the aim of developing an organisation that could help support aspiring entrepreneurs and businesses, across a number of sectors. Providing all of the services that they may need, to ensure that they not only are successful, but that they thrive.

Having worked in a number of businesses, Martin is an entrepreneurial, ambitious and intellectually curious individual; who thrives in an intense and demanding environment; something he looks to embed within the businesses he works with.

Martin holds a number of executive positions, that of Advisor, Partner and Director, working with a select number of clients to aid them in maximising the full potential within their businesses. Advising on Strategy, Business Development, Marketing and funding requirements, to name but a few key areas.

Martin is also portfolio manager to Walford Cunningham & Hayes’ investment portfolio, maximising value within the businesses and taking an active role in driving them forward.

Outside of Martin’s commercial roles, he also holds a number of philanthropic positions and holds positions as a Trustee and Director within Charitable and Not-for-profit organisations.