Andrew was born and raised in Brixton growing up with a mother and older brother who taught him the value of working for a living and resisting the temptation of the streets. His first job as a paper boy was tough but taught him principles and set a strong foundation for later business life. At 15 he started working as a crew member in McDonalds in Peckham and developed the art of customer service, teamwork and money management. He knew he wanted to work in IT and later worked as an IT coordinator with global auditors KPMG.
He also gained experience as a mentor with young people, managed junior league football teams, taught in Sunday School classes, as well as mentored individuals. He felt compelled to invest himself full-time in mentoring and personal development training. Making sacrifices he left KPMG in May 2006 and began working at Motivation and Personal Success Ltd (MaPS) a local charity in Croydon.
When this organisation closed, Andrew chose to set up Elevating Success UK using all the skills and business experience he had gained over the past 15 years. Elevating Success UK was born on the 23rd November continues to go from strength to strength.
Andrew’s recent successes include his acceptance onto the 2013 Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme. Designed to support the growth of small successful businesses into medium organisations the one-year programme should bear fruits from 2016 onwards. Andrew is also pleased that over the past nine years Elevating Success has secured over £1 million pounds of funding that has been directed towards disadvantage communities