Andy assists clients to develop their data models and working practices and assists in integrating the Views system into their organisation.
After studying at Wirral Metropolitan College, Andy joined Wirral Borough Council’s Sport Development department in 2006, supporting them to administrate and evaluate their work. This ignited a passion for project reporting and evaluation, leading to Andy taking up a role with Substance in 2010 to work with users of the SPRS evaluation system and the government-funded Plings project. Since the introduction of Views in 2011, Andy has travelled the length and breadth of the UK to provide training and consultancy to users of the system, meeting with hundreds of organisations and thousands of individual system users. Substance’s work with the European Football Development Fund has also led to the opportunity for international travel and in 2016 Andy delivered Views training sessions to several European football clubs in Eindhoven and Rotterdam.
In the last two years Andy has spent time working closely with and supporting large national charities, including Chance to Shine, Macmillan, Premiership Rugby and Mind.
I work for Substance because I enjoy engaging with a wide-range of people and organisations from varied backgrounds and sectors. As the needs of our clients are so diverse, each day is different and involves interesting challenges and chances to learn new skills.
Working with clients in the voluntary and community sectors is particularly rewarding, as these organisations are often doing extremely important work in the lives of vulnerable people. It can be satisfying to support an organisation to demonstrate the value of the work they deliver, and to help them in sustaining the positive outcomes that they regularly achieve.
Outside work I enjoy playing guitar, reading novels and travelling.