Andrew left school in the early seventies and completed a two year City and Guilds course at Cornwall Tech. From here, he went onto a four-year Trainee Manager programme at the Five Star Imperial Hotel Torquay.  After stints in Hertfordshire and Bournemouth, Andrew worked as Deputy General Manager at Turnberry Hotel. His first GM’s position was at Old Bell Malmesbury and since then he has worked for several major companies, including Macdonald Hotels and Menzies before joining FJB Hotels, managing the Haven and Sandbanks Hotels before being promoted to Operations Manager for the group.

Andrew is Chairman of Bournemouth Hotels Association and sits on the boards of many local Hospitality Organisations.