Andrew has been the CEO at BIRA since 2018 and is passionate about working with the high street and supporting small businesses.

He started his career in hospitality, spending 25 years working in the retail divisions of national breweries and pub companies. As such he has a strong background in retail and hospitality and since taking up the role at BIRA, has been integral in pushing forward independent retailers and showcasing their importance of them being at the very heart of every good high street throughout the UK and a vital part of life and the economy within local communities.

Andrew is also a former member of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) before becoming the CEO of the Residential Landlords Association in 2013.