It has generated a lot of new followers in a short period from a very wide spectrum of small business around the counrty. I have already touched base with a couple of business for products and hope that others may use my services.
Andy has been involved in the Automotive Repair Industry for 28 years. He has owned and managed successful garages since 1991. In 2001 his garage at the time Shaftesbury Garage won the prestigious award of National Independent Garage of the Year Award at the Hilton London.
In 2005 he sold his businesses and went on to complete a Diploma in Automotive Retail Management at Loughborough University (2007). During that period Andy consulted to a variety of Vehicle Manufacturer's and Parts Distributors in Aftersales Business Improvement (Kaizen) & Strategy.
He was elected Fellow in April 2008 of The Institute of the Motor Industry, which he is very proud of. He is also a council & advisory member of The Independent Automotve Aftermarket Ferderation (IAAF). Andy is a regular speaker at a variety of Automotive conferences and shows.
In 2010 Andy opened his newest venture, a state of the art 15000sq ft purpose built vehicle repair workshop offering a dealer level service for BMW, MINI, Volkswagon, Audi, Mercedes & Land Rover at affordable prices.
In just 18 months July 2012, Brunswick Garage receached the final 5 in The National Independent Garage of the Year Award organised by the Motor Trader Magazine. The event was held at the Grosvenor Hotel Park Lane.
Andy is currently a trustee for Omonia Youth Football Club, an organisation that was formed in 1994 to provide football for children from all backgrounds between the ages of 6 to 18.
Andy is also Vice Chair at Ashmole Academy one of England's top-performing secondary schools. The Guardian recently reported that Ashmole is one of the top nine state schools in the country -
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/sep/11/school-database-gcse-results-subject. They are in the process of becoming a Multi-Academy Trust and forming a Primary (Free) School.
Andy is married to Lucy and they have 3 children. He is a keen cyclist
Never promise anything you cannot deliver, be honest even if its things that customers may not want to hear, never under sell yourself, continually invest in training your staff, equipment & tooling, you must love your job, if not get out, treat your staff like no one employer has before. Always try and improve the way you do business every day. Remember your customers and staff are your biggest assets. Communicate your values and vision to your team regularly. Keep your staff informed of proposed changes in advance, seek their opinions you be surprised how clever they really are.