Martin Ballard

Martin Ballard

Technical & Specification Manager UK, Fila Surface Care Solutions

Martin Ballard has spent 25 years within the porcelain / ceramics and the stone industry starting out working for Pilkington tiles and then working for a few distributors within the UK, this gave him the chance to connect with contractors as well as the retail sector. These job roles have also given him the chance to travel to Italy as well as Spain and turkey to visit stone and other ceramic  factories while also learning the process for manufacturing on each different material. 

Martin joined Fila UK over 9 years ago with the aim to help the industry gain more knowledge and be more environmentally friendly when choosing the right products to treat or maintain hard surfaces, this support is either online or onsite support where training can be arranged. 


  • I've seen how techniques and machinery have advanced in the stone trade, making life easier, more efficient and saving money on a project
    Show Visitor
  • The Natural Stone Show has been really exciting for us, we’ve met a lot of great people and had a lot of traffic on the stand, it has been a great setting for our official launch.
    Kelly Johnson
  • You can find everything!
    Show Visitor
  • The real highlight of the show has been seeing so many people come to see the new colours that we've introduced...we've pulled in incredible crowds with the new range.
    Simon Boocock
    CR Laurence of Europe