Since 1999, Marti has practised as a lawyer advising SMEs on corporate and commercial law and she is now a partner in the Corporate Team at Bevan Brittan. In 1994 before Marti became a lawyer her and her brother secured VC finance to acquire a 1200 capacity nightclub. Marti was one of the key strategists in turning ‘Lakota’ into an internationally renowned music venue specialising in underground music. In the early days at Lakota she implemented an innovative marketing strategy to establish the brand. Lakota is now an established fixture in the UK’s cultural landscape. Marti has very limited involvement in the day to day running although she helps set strategy and works with the promotions and marketing team to ensure Lakota remains current whilst retaining its underground ethos.
Marti is also the chair of Black South West Network an organisation set up with the ambition to eradicate racial inequality in the region and sits on the board of Bristol Ideas an organisation set up to bring together arts and the sciences to explore the key issues of our time via public debate and learning. Marti also sits on Bristol City Council's Economy Board where she represents Bristol @ Night. The Bristol @ Night advisory panel was set up to bring together local people who work across the city’s unique and inclusive night life, from entertainment venues and bars through to the emergency services that keep everyone safe. Marti was the co-chair alongside Councillor Nicola Beech until recently when the city appointed a night time advisor, Carly Heath who now chairs the board.