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Andy

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Andy's belief is that networking is a vital tool in business, from sales generation to career development. Unfortunately, it's still not treated with the same strategic consideration as other business methods, leaving many companies and individuals failing to realise the potential their networks offer.

By knowing why you are networking and what you want to achieve, it is possible to plan accordingly and get great, measurable results.

A business networking strategist, he works with companies on how to use networking tools to develop their businesses. Networking is not just about sales. Whether for lead generation, breaking down silos internally, recruitment and retention of top staff or developing future leaders, networks and collaboration have a key role to play. Andy works together with clients to help recognise that role and put the strategy and skills in place to leverage it.

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Andy blogs for The Huffington Post and has been quoted in the national press, including The Sunday Times, The Financial Times and The Guardian. He has also written three books on networking, with a fourth book in the pipeline.For eight years, Andy was Managing Director of one of the UK's leading referral-focused networking groups with over 2,000 member companies.

Since then, he has worked globally with companies from one-man bands to g...

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Testimonials

Andy, thanks again for making our Balance HK event a huge success. The audience gave you their undivided attention and you could hear a pin drop when you were speaking. I have never witnessed that before, with a room of 170+ people! 

- Maggie Suttie, Chair Balance Network, HSBC Hong Kong

It is great to work with a speaker like Andy who really wants to understand the audience he speaks to and tailors his content to them. It's also great to have all the post event content Andy prepared specifically for us and so quickly. It has been a pleasure to work with him.

- Galina Lebedeva, Education & Events Senior Co-ordinator, Wella UK & Ireland

I had great the great privilege of learning from Andy on one of his business coaching sessions at Natwest. I can honestly say that what i learned from Andy not only helped me achieve outstanding results in my working environment but also with personal interactions. What I learned and implemented has significantly changed my prospects for the future and given me the confidence to undertake tasks that i would previously have been intimidated by.

- Fawzan Chaudhri, Senior Business Manager, Royal Bank of Scotland

Andy's 'The Networking Mindset' networking event was fascinating. I've been to loads of networking events over the years which are always full of people who don't quite know why they're there.... myself included. Really enjoyed it, and would highly recommend.

- Nicholas Harkin, Head of Risk & Governance at Close Brothers Retail Finance