Martin Jones was born in Edinburgh. He was brought up in Scotland and on the North Yorkshire
Moors, where his first love was the red grouse. Whilst still at school he developed a passionate
interest in falcons and falconry, and has practised the art ever since.
As a leading member of several falconry clubs, a founder member of The Hawk Trust (now called
The Hawk and Owl Trust) and
formerly chairman of The Hawk Board, Martin has helped
steer falconry through many low points
and over-restrictive legislation to its current acknowledged status as part of our traditional heritage.
With his parallel interest in conservation he has always been concerned that falconers should
not place undue pressures on wild raptor populations, being a fore-runner in developing captive
breeding techniques to make falconers self-sufficient.
Almost by default his main businesses are to run a craft enterprise, manufacturing and retailing
specialist falconry equipment and breeding high quality Falcons and Hawks for fellow falconers
in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
The months of August - October are sacrosanct, when he takes his team of falcons and dogs to
Scotland to share his enthusiasm with other like-minded sportsmen and guests punctuated by visits
to old friends and customers in the Middle East.