Andy helps businesses and their people create competitive advantage by ‘Thinking in 3D’! That means being ‘Dramatically and Demonstrably Different’! As a recognised expert on business competitiveness, he has spent over 25 years researching and working with, and learning from, successful fast growth businesses. This has helped him identify the 7 Characteristics of 3D Businesses. Not the latest ‘fad’ or hyped ‘panacea’ for business success, nor a list of ‘do’s and don’ts, or ‘magical answers’, but proven methodologies and processes that help successful winning businesses get ahead, and stay ahead of their competitors in the areas that count…. it’s about customers, culture and competitiveness!
Andy built an impressive group of clients ranging from fast growth entrepreneurial companies to established multi-national organisations. These include businesses such as Tommy Hilfiger, Santander, Ronseal, Jelf Insurance, Parkdean Holidays, B Braun, Aggregate Industries, The Entrepreneurs Forum, and of course, The Academy For Chief Executives! Having started his working life down a coal mine in the early 1980’s, Andy did a degree in mining engineering – unfortunately, they shut all the pits as he was studying! He then worked in the quarrying, and aggregates business before spending 6 years helping develop a successful training and consultancy business for someone else! With his wife Jill (she wasn’t his wife then!) they founded their own consultancy, Hallmarks Business Development in 1995. 9 years later, they sold that business to the management team freeing him up to concentrate more on the stuff he loves doing – researching, writing, speaking and consulting with forward thinking business leaders and their people to help them ‘think in 3D!’.