Meet the Team
Paul Adams LLB (Hons) – Consultant & Trainer
Paul has worked in the Data and Information Governance Industry for over 25 years, a personable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable trainer and consultant he brings a wealth of experience and real world examples to the courses.
Originally from London, Paul was heavily involved with third sector organisations such as Christian Aid and War On Want. In 1990 Paul was one of the founder Directors of ADMAR Support Services a highly respected Specialist Data Agency, and over the years has been involved in many interesting data projects. Paul holds a BSc and Law Degree, holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Data Protection Law & Information Governance and Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Information Rights Law and Practice and is currently reading towards LLM (Masters in Law), specifically in Data Protection & Information Governance.
Paul has experience in consulting and training in a wide range of sectors and industries; clients include the public, private and third sectors and range from micro SME’s to multi-nationals, small Charities through to Public Authorities and the education sector. Paul is often asked to train for other organisations and is an associate trainer for Salford university OnceCPD.
He is passionate about Data Protection and Information Governance and old fashioned words such as integrity, honesty and respect feature highly in Paul’s vocabulary, and clients can expect a friendly, warm and professional reception during every contact with Paul. In 2014 Paul, together with Mike Martin, transferred the Training and Consultancy side of ADMAR to the Griffin House Consultancy and continue to help their clients with their Data Protection and Information Governance requirements.
Paul is always there for a chat – just call if you need help, advice, or just a shoulder to lean on. We love to talk.
Consultant, Trainer, Mentor, Governance Warrior and Dog Lover
Mike Martin PGDip – Consultant & Trainer
Mike Martin is a qualified and experienced Data Professional and in 1990 after leaving the Metropolitan Police where he worked at New Scotland Yard as a civilian, co-founded ADMAR Support Services. Mike was the IT Director of ADMAR for 24 years, and was part of many exciting innovations and experienced the fast pace of change first hand.
With responsibility for the management and security of millions of sensitive records, Data Protection, Information Governance and auditing was at the heart of everything Mike did.
In addition to being an SQL programmer, Mike has all round IT knowledge which proves invaluable during client risk assessments and audits, he has been the nominated data protection officer (DPO) for a number of organisations and audited and project managed many high profile companies and charities.
As well as being a Data Protection Consultant and Trainer Mike is an NLP Master Practitioner and been a volunteer Mentor for Lincoln University, The Princes Trust, and a member of The Business Professors Network.
His wealth of experience, passion and enthusiasm for Data Protection and Information Governance combined with his teaching and mentoring skills places him at the heart of the Griffin House Consultancy team. He holds a postgraduate Diploma and postgraduate Certificate in Data Protection Law & Information Governance and a Postgraduate Certificate in Information Rights Law and Practice, BCS (ISEB) Data Protection Practitioners Certificate, is a qualified ISO27001 Lead Auditor and is currently writing his final dissertation for his Masters in Law Degree (LLM) in Information Rights Law and Practice.
Mike prides himself on his professionalism, energy, ethics, integrity and ability to balance compliance with comercial reality, he is also on a mission to make Data Protection ‘Sexy’; on his courses and events you will find an abundance of laughter.