20 Feb Get to know Andy…
We had a sit-down with Andy recently to find out more about what makes him tick. With a true love for the Channel Islands and passion for recruitment, we’ve definitely got the right person at the helm!
Q: What skill would you like to master?
A: I am a fan of the piano, something I’d love to put time aside to improve on.
Q: When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?
A: Anything and everything! My responsibility for heading up AD Offshore means I’ve got to be available for the team to help wherever I can.
Q: Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?
A: How the teams in both Guernsey and Jersey have grown at such an impressive rate. I had every faith that our unique take on recruitment would be a success but both teams have exceeded my wildest expectations, I’m immensely proud of them.
Q: How do you relax after a hard day of work?
A: With the continuous growth of our offices in Guernsey and Jersey, plus two kids and another on the way, I never relax! But, I am partial to a nice glass of Malbec when I have chance to wind down.
Q: What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years?
A: I’m looking forward to the continued growth of AD Offshore, starting just two years ago with three of us, there are now thirteen professionals across the two offices, I can’t wait to see what the next ten years will bring.
Q: Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
A: Very tough question with many possible answers – New Zealand
Q: What’s the best thing that happened to you last month?
A: January came to an end and the evenings started getting lighter!
Q: What city would you most like to live in?
Q: What are you addicted to?
A: Work and my family
Q: What would you do with a million pounds?
A: I would pay off my mortgage and then invest the rest – just to allow me to digest it fully without making any rash decisions. Oh and give my wife a silly amount to go to Selfridges with. I wouldn’t stop working that’s for sure.
Q: What were some of the turning points in your life?
A: Moving to Guernsey, meeting my wife and moving back to the UK
Q: If you could have a video of any one event in your life, what event would you choose?
A: Luckily I have that very video! My Wedding, we had a videographer and I watch it all of the time
Q: What hobby would you get into if time wasn’t an issue?
A: I would start playing tennis again for sure
Q: What are some small things that make your day better?
A: When time permits, certainly fitting in some exercise!
Q: What’s the best way to start the day?
A: With a cup of tea!
Q: What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
A: Talking about the recruitment industry and the rise of AD Offshore, I’m incredibly passionate about what we do, I’m not sure I could limit it to 40 minutes, though!
Q: Where is the most relaxing place you’ve ever been?
A: My parents summer house in Denmark. I have very fond memories of going there, it is my sanctuary. It is beautiful and only a ten minute walk to the beach. I used to fill my time there with swimming, running, walking, fine food, lots of wine and lots of sleep!
Q: What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you?
A: My wife won our honeymoon in Sardinia, it was amazing!
Q: Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?
A: I love dealing with people and I have always enjoyed working hard in a fast-paced and challenging job.
Q: What’s your favourite food?
A: A Porterhouse from Red, medium-rare, peppercorn sauce and of course, all to myself.
Q: What’s your favourite drink?
A: Jack Daniels/Red Wine (not together!), although I’m reliably informed you can combine the two to make a New York Sour, however I don’t think I’ll rush to try one of those any time soon…