Andy has great expertise in event planning and management. His experience, attention to detail and attitude to plan and run events robustly have proved invaluable when considering matters from a licensing and regulatory perspective.
Personal opinion of Andy Wake, Senior Licensing Officer, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
I have known Andy since I first started in events management and he taught me so much more than how to run a successful event. He has great communication skills, is always professional and dedicated to ensuring safe events happen. He is able to think creatively and quickly to provide the best service to clients and any visitors to events. I would not hesitate to work with him again on any project, whether small or large.
Heather Thomas - Senior Learning and Engagement Officer - The Lightbox www.thelightbox.org.uk
I first met Andy Grove at the Showman’s Show, as a member of the NOEA General Council. My newly established company was researching the market for its products and Andy’s generosity of spirit and encouragement was invaluable as I sought to make contacts in an industry with which I was hitherto unfamiliar. He even invited me to present my products at a meeting of LAEOG, of which he was chair. Through this opportunity, I made further industry contacts and obtained further vital feedback about my products and services. Three years later, my wines in unbreakable PET bottles will be served at more than 100 events this summer and I can honestly say that Andy’s enthusiasm for my business ideas and support along the way has been a significant factor in my success. I can therefore recommend him for his events industry experience, his extensive network of contacts and respected professionalism.
Paul Scaife - Director - Event Wine Solutions www.eventwinesolutions.com
The council has been lucky to have you working for and representing it with such enthusiasm; courtesy and diplomacy over many years loyal service.
Personal opinion of Stuart Parker, Basingstoke and Deane councillor in the ward which hosts the major events
Andy, from the many years of experience I have with people running events, both private organisers and Council run events, you stood out from the rest.
Bernice Wall - John Wall and Son Pleasure Fairs www.walls-funfair.co.uk
Andy has displayed high levels of professionalism and experience in all of the sensitive and often complex work he does.
Councillor Nigel Pierce - Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Festival Board Member
Proud to support Ark Centre Cancer Charity
I have had the privilege of knowing Andy for over ten years. He is very professional, hard working, honest, extremely passionate about events (indeed about life generally) and enthuses all who are in his presence. Nothing is too much trouble and he has a unique ability in always finding a solution to any challenges he comes across. He is what you see - a great trustworthy guy.
Richard Limb - President National Outdoor Events Association http://www.noea.org.uk
Felicity Edwards - Managing Director - Destination Basingstoke
Specialist expertise in event management services and inside knowledge of local authorities
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You need this man on your side. Forget his height but admire his intellect, knowledge and sheer determination. In four words - "Dedicated, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy and Reliable" (and he's a really nice guy to boot).
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