Martek is a specialist joinery and fit out contractor.

Based in Croydon, Martek started out as a conventional shopfitter in the retail sector in 1982.
In the very early days however, it became apparent that in order to take total control of quality, it was necessary to manage the entire manufacturing process.

For the cinema industry, we design and manufacture all of the interior systems which comprise the retail operation. Typically box offices and food concession areas but can also include bars, coffee shops, restaurants and other revenue generative areas appropriate to cinemas. In the UK we work for Odeon/UCI, Cineworld/UGC, Showcase cinemas and a number of independent operators. We also have an established client base throughout Europe, the Far East and the US.


In healthcare, we design and install reception areas, nursing bases and treatment rooms. We have worked on a host of major hospital development projects over the past 10 years which have included The Evelina Children’s Hospital, part of Guys St Thomas’s, the recently completed UCLH in London, Pembury Hospital in Tonbridge wells and we are soon to reach the end a three year project working with Carillion on the soon to be opened Southmead hospital in Bristol. Our designs, construction methods and the materials we use have contributed significantly to our success in this sector, where the control of hospital acquired infections is a key objective for the NHS.


  • Martek founded

  • Commence work for Grand Metropolitan developing ‘bottoms up’ wine shops and a new brand of specialist wine shops ‘Hunter and Oliver’

  • First apprentice taken on (who still works with Martek today)

  • Moved into new 700sq ft facility on Willow Lane, Mitcham

  • Begin manufacturing joinery

  • Through adding new buildings increased size of production facilities to 2,100 sq ft.

  • Start installing Häagen-Dazs at Warner Bros first 8 UK sites

  • Started using CAD

  • Staff issued with first Orange mobile telephone

  • Started manufacturing popcorn warmers and concession equipment

  • Started work for Cineworld opened in Stevenage

  • First job in Japan (5 projects back to back)

  • First Warner Bros cinema in Italy

  • Registered the domain and started using emails

  • Accredited with Investors In People

  • First installation for AMC, Barcelona

  • First project in Israel – cinema in Glilot

  • Commence work with Odeon and entered the US market with Celebratoin Cinemas

  • Due to expansion, moved to new 40,000 sq ft production facility

  • Entered the high-end residential sector

  • Installation of Biomass boiler

  • Introduced new Biesse CNC machine

  • Accredited with Carbon Smart

  • Commenced work at Battersea Power Station

  • Had a visit from Prime Minister Theresa May

  • Become corporate members of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers

  • First overseas installations in Spain, La Moraleja & Sevilena

Meet the team

Derek Galloway Managing Director

Derek is the Managing Director at Martek. Full bio will be available soon.

Contact Derek on: 01689 808 600

Steve Ivin Contracts Director

Steve is the Contracts Director at Martek. Full bio will be available soon.

Contact Steve on:  01689 808 600

David Mansfield Operations Director

David is the Operations Director at Martek. Full bio will be available soon.

Contact David on:  01689 808 600

Daniel Mesecke Project Manager

Daniel is a Project Manager at Martek. Full bio will be available soon.

Contact Daniel on:  01689 808 600

Natalia Burda Project Manager

Natalia is a Project Manager at Martek. Full bio will be available soon.

Contact Natalia on:  01689 808 600

Kirsty Carnell Marketing Manger

Kirsty is a Marketing Manager at Martek. Full bio will be available soon.

Contact Kirsty on:  01689 808 600

Mark Emmett Head of Design

Mark is Head of Design at Martek. Full bio will be available soon.

Contact Mark on:  01689 808 600

Julian Hillier Head of Production

Julian is a Head of Production at Martek. Full bio will be available soon.

Contact Julian on:  01689 808 600

Ryan Hersey Head of Logistics

Ryan is Head of Logistics at Martek. Full bio will be available soon.

Contact Ryan on:  01689 808 600

Alison Merriman Financial Controller

Alison is Martek’s Financial Controller. Full bio will be available soon.

Contact Alison on:  01689 808 600


  • Carbon Smart

    At Martek we make continuous investments and improvements to our carbon footprint – Martek are one of only 700 companies who have achieved accreditation under the Carbon Smart standard. Of these, 70 and Martek have Silver Status and we are currently working towards gold.

    Please see for more information.

  • Chas

    Martek undergo a re-auditing assessment each year to maintain their status as CHAS complaint. The Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme is highly important to the company and construction industry.

    Please see for more information.

  • Clocs

    Martek are registered with Construction Logistics and Community Safety – to minimise road risk

  • Construction Line

    Martek are a Constructionline certified contractor. Constructionline is the UK’s largest register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants. This makes the tender process run more smoothly and quickly for both Martek and our clients.

    Please see for more information.

  • Considerate Constructors

    Martek became a member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme in August 2009.

    Please see for more information.

  • FORS

    Martek are accredited with the Fleet Operateor Recognition Scheme which promotes best practice for commercial vehicle operators.

  • Furniture Makers’ Company

    Martek are corporate members of The Furniture Makers’ Company. The remit of this City of London livery company is to inspire excellence in design and manufacture; creating educational opportunities to foster young talent for the future of the UK industry in addition of course to supporting the people who are the beating heart of our industry when they are in need of help.

  • ICTA

    Martek are part of the International Cinema Technology Association, a global network of professionals in the motion picture industry. We are widely recognised as experts in the field of theatre equipment and services.

    Please see for more information.

  • Investors In People

    Martek have been Investors In People since 1999.


  • 2017

    –  FINALIST – Best Business for Staff Training and Development at the Croydon Business Excellence

  • 2016

    –  WINNER – Silver award National Site Awards

    –  WINNER – Best SME at the Croydon Business Excellence Awards

  • 2015

    – FINALIST – Best Green Business at the Construction News Awards

    – FINALIST – Best Green Business at the Croydon Business Excellence Awards

    – FINALIST – Best Specialist Contractor at the London Construction Awards

    – FINALIST – Best Green Business at the London Construction Awards

  • 2014


    – FINALIST – Best Green Business at the Construction News Awards

    – FINALIST – Best Green Business at the Croydon Business Awards

  • 2013


    – WINNER – Croydon’s Best Business at the Croydon Business Awards

    – FINALIST – Best Green Business at the Croydon Business Awards

    – FINALIST – Best Green Business at the South London Business Awards

  • 2012

    – WINNER – Business of the Year at the Croydon Champions 2012


Accredited with Carbon Smart Silver and working towards achieving Gold, we continuously invest in technology and resources to improve our carbon footprint.

We have stringent systems in place to minimise waste and deliveries and to recycle and reuse – everyone is committed to these values and encouraged to make suggestions for further improvements.

Health and safety

Health and Safety is at the forefront of everything we do. Comprehensive risk assessments and method statements are carefully planned and produced for every project.

Regular toolbox talks, and health and safety meetings take place and we are accredited with Constructionline, CHAS and the Considerate Constructors Scheme. Everyone that steps foot onto a Martek site holds a CSCS card and undergoes regular health and safety training.


Martek have a number of policies which are reviewed on an annual basis by our entire management team and are fully communicated with each individual within the company.

Our Health and Safety, Environmental and Anti-Slavery policies can be downloaded from the links below, along with our insurance certificates.


Click here to download our current Health and Safety Policy

Click here to download our current Environmental Policy

Click here to download our current Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

Click here to download our current Insurance Certificates


In addition to the above we also hold the following policies: Anti-Bribery, Asbestos, Corporate Social Responsibility, Customer Charter, Data Protection, Equal Opportunities, Ethical, Fire Safety, Green Fleet Management, Green Procurement, Hand Arm Vibration, Hazard Identification and Elimination, Industrial Relations,


Please contact us if you would like further information on a specific policy.

Careers at Martek

We are governed in all that we do by the highest standards of business ethics and expect the same standards to be reflected in every relationship.

Our strength is our people. Martek’s growth and excellence comes from the quality of the people who work with us. They are our greatest asset; we encourage and support them in every way. It is part of our commitment to Investors in People to extend their knowledge, both of our operations and their roles within them.


With opportunities across all of our departments, we are looking for Carpenters, Joiners, Solid Surface Fabricators, Paint Sprayers/Finishers, CNC Operators, Site Operatives and Joinery CAD Technicians. We have many London based projects and our installations take us throughout the UK and Europe and into the Middle East.


We also have a rolling apprentice development program. Please write enclosing your CV to:

Martek Contracts Ltd
High Point Mill
King Henry’s Drive
New Addington
Surrey CR0 0AE