1982 Started my own Fruit and Vegetable Business in the UK
1984 Sold the business and went busking around Europe for 2 years.
1986 First shirt and tie job - underwriting German motor insurance policies.
Andy went on to spend over 15 years in the Financial Services industry, with a breadth of experience covering Insurance, Banking, Credit, Car Sales, Bureau de Change and Independent Financial and Wealth Management Advice. As Head of Branch Operations, he had responsibility for 23 branches across Europe with over 200 staff.
1988 Team leader with a Financial Services unit, piloting a call centre and computer based files!
1990 Financial Services - Sales Management, Germany - dealing with cars, mortgages, banking, FOREX, Travel, Insurance etc
1998 Branch Operations Director, Europe - part of a $107m MBI
2000 Sold to Close Private Banking - went out on my own as an advisor to SME'S and NFP's in the UK
2001 - 2005 Various challenging roles - father!, house husband whilst my wife completed a management degree, Trustee of various NFP's, web site guru, business advisor
2006 Established his Icon Business Solutions operation in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Andy has so far worked with over 60 businesses in New Zealand, giving him a very broad range of understanding and the skills to help business owners at all stages of the business life cycle.