PhotographyIn 1975 Andy bought his first camera, a Kodak Brownie 127 before moving on to the Pentax brand. Award winning and published, Andy has been official photographer for Stoke City Ladies for over ten years.
Sailing & BoatingIn 1982 Andy tried sailing for the first time in North Wales and in 2007 became a qualified yachtmaster. In 2017 Andy qualified as an RYA instructor.
SkiingIn 1987 Andy tried skiing for the first time in Italy, by 1989 was taking a group of 44 to Switzerland and became a ski guide in 1994 for Rotaski
Andy started his career at Mason Richards, a Wolverhampton based Architectural practice before moving on to Castlemore Securities, the UK’s leading privately owned property developers. In 2001 he started working within the oak framing industry and has designed & built hundreds of oak buildings. Andy has worked with a number of Oak framing manufacturers including Oakwrights, Carpenter Oak, Arboreta, Nationwide Oak, Enville Oak, Prime Oak and Border Oak so has a vast knowledge of the oak framing and planning processes.Andy set up Albion Oak in 2001 designing bespoke oak buildings and in 2012 developed a range of standard buildings for Highgate Sawmills.Andy’s pastimes include Skiing, Photography and Sailing often combining two of the three and in 1995 after many years of supporting the RNLI named a lifeboat after heading up a team to raise enough funds to fund the purchase of an Atlantic 75 rigid inflatable.