Meet the Team


Martyn Smith

Managing Director

Martyn Joined Protec in July 2004 having spent 20 years previously within the Aviation maintenance industries. He was instrumental in Protec being awarded 2 Queen’s Awards for International Trade in 2013 and 2018 being invited to Buckingham Palace on each occasion and meeting Her Majesty the Queen and HRHPrince Charles. He enjoys playing golf (Badly) and traveling, married to Sharon for 37 yrs. Martyn has 2 Children and 1 Grandson. He is season ticket holder at Fratton Park (Portsmouth FC) and enjoys his Saturday afternoons attending games with his son.


Malcolm Roberts

Finance Director

Malcolm was one of the founding Directors of Protec Technical and has been with the company ever since.

Prior to Protec Malcolm spent the first 20 years of his career in the Royal Navy as a Weapon Engineer followed by 6 years as a consultant operating within the defence industry before founding Protec in 2003. He now operates as the Finance Director.

Malcolm is married to Liz and has 2 grown up children and 2 grandchildren. Keen on the outdoor life Malcolm spends time in the summer sailing on the Solent or walking his dog along the local beaches, or when time permits climbing mountains in the Lake District or Scottish Highlands.


Michael Cooksley

Aviation Operations Manager

I joined the Protec Aviation team in 2013 having initially come into the recruitment industry in 2006. Prior to 2006 I worked as an aviation contractor in the UK and Europe and bring this experience to everyday work life. My time at Protec has been a successful period for both myself and the company incorporating a set up that is valued by both clients and contractors alike due to the teamwork, office flexibility and freedom to work in the best ways possible. I believe in the concept of keeping all parties involved in the process happy to ensure best outcome for all involved. I have account managed clients of all sizes and retain a love of the aviation industry and aviation people that serves as a strong personal driver. Outside of work I am a busy family man often seen in the kitchen or in the garden, I also serve as chairman of the local table tennis club.


Ryan Sweetman

Business Development Manager

I have been recruiting within the aviation industry since 2012 and joined Protec Technical in October 2018. My focus is on developing Protec’s existing client relationships and developing fresh new business opportunities for Protec Technical. In my spare time I enjoy playing Golf (Badly, but better than the boss {please don’t tell him}) and follow Arsenal FC (More fool me)


Joanna Rand


I Joined the company in 2004 when the company was 6 months old as an office junior then moved on to payroll duties. I was then asked by the directors if I would like to pursue a career as a resourcer. In 2011 I started recruiting for technical aviation staff and have continued with this role to date. I have worked for the company for 16 years and will be here till the end! (not sure if the directors think this is a good thing or bad thing!)
In my spare time I like to spend time with my niece and nephew and spoil them rotten! I also like to spend time with friends.



The Top dog

Benji is the latest recruit to Protec, at just 4 months old he loves to stroll around the office having a good sniff around and saying hello to all the staff.