Steve Laird - V4 Director of Leisure & Cultural Services Consultancy
We work with Andy on projects involving catering, hospitality and events and he always delivers. He is commercially very astute and has a real depth of practical industry experience, he is our catering consultant of choice
Birgit Stach - Basildon Borough Council
Andrew did a great job significantly increasing the gross profit margin of a poorly run Theatre Cafe Bar in just 24 days over 3 months – by being a very hands on excellent chef/catering/hospitality consultant. I can thoroughly recommend him.
Emma Courtney - Director, Courtney Consulting
I’ve worked with Andy on numerous projects, from big budget international work to the smallest arts centres and museums and I wouldn’t work with any other catering and retail consultant. Andy has that rare gift of being able to assess what’s going wrong and what’s needed to put it right in nano seconds. He offers superb expertise and proven success in his field.
Mark Holden - Managing Director, Invigour
Andrew has proved on more than one occasion that he has a thorough grasp of what makes a successful catering operation and has helped Invigour’s clients to achieve effective catering solutions within their new or refurbished facilties.
Nick Loveland – Director of Operations, Town Hall and Symphony Hall Birmingham
Andy has worked with THSH Birmingham for the last 7 years, helping firstly to set up the in-house catering systems from scratch at Town Hall, and then re-inventing existing processes when the external contract at Symphony Hall was also taken in house. Andy’s friendly, professional and approachable manner, industry and operational knowledge, endless list of contacts and eye for detail was invaluable throughout this time and he worked well with our team to ensure that both operations were not only profitable from day one but also that this success was fine-tuned into even greater profitability over the next few years.
Andy was also part of the project team which selected an external catering operator for banqueting events at Town Hall. He is now considered as much a part of the team as contracted staff, and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Dorothy Wilson – Chief Executive, MAC (Midlands Arts Centre)
Andrew is thorough, professional, forward – looking and diligent in all his work. He understands very well how to work alongside clients and colleagues and is discreet, purposeful and highly resourceful. We have been, and remain, very satisfied indeed with the service Andrew provides for us and have no hesitation in recommending him most warmly.
John Briggs – Catering Manager (worked with Andrew at 2 facilities)
Andrew’s operational knowledge and experience was invaluable to me, he is a hands on team player able to communicate across all levels
Andrew tells it how it is, not simply what you want or need to hear. He knows what is achievable and is ready to politely challenge your assumptions. The advice he gave not only increased my net return but improved the customer experience. it is uncanny how he sees things, little things he changed resulted in a big impact He is a highly professional practitioner with an extensive network of suppliers and is more than happy to give his advice when I call to run an idea past him.
Andrew Fuller - Chief Executive, Bishopsgate Institute
AD Consulting helped Bishopsgate Institute plan and develop a completely new café/restaurant from a small disused car park in the heart of Spitalfields, London. Andrew devised bespoke Invitation to Tender documentation and guided us through the selection process to a very successful outcome. It was a pleasure to work with Andrew whose professionalism and experience, clarity and patience were crucial to the project’s success.
Andrew Fuller, CEO, Bishopsgate Institute