Andy has been a journalist and broadcaster for nearly thirty years. He began his career in print at the Nottingham Evening Post where he won the feature writer of the year award.
Andy moved to the BBC, and during a 17 year career as a presenter and reporter, he appeared on BBC Breakfast, Radio Four’s Today programme and BBC Five Live. He also broadcast live from Tunisia for BBC3.
For five years he was the presenter of the Royal Television Society award winning BBC1 current affairs programme Inside Out. Andy made half-hour documentaries on terrorism, illegal guns being smuggled into the UK from Europe, a film marking the tenth anniversary of the IRA bomb in Manchester, and a BBC World documentary about The Quarrymen, John Lennon’s first band.
He also produced and made films featuring Sir Bobby Charlton, Yoko Ono, Lord Heseltine and Johnny Marr. Andy’s love of sport saw him report from many of the English Premier League’s top grounds including Old Trafford, the Etihad Stadium and Anfield.
After leaving the BBC, Andy was invited back to present live at the London 2012 Olympic Games. As a media consultant, Andy works with clients including the National Trust, the Royal College of Nursing and the National Farmers’ Union, offering advice and coaching on media matters and running story-telling masterclasses. He also produces corporate videos and hosts events, including live broadcast interviews for Advertising Week Europe in London.
Andy lectures at the Manchester Metropolitan University.