is an entrepreneur and consultant specialising in the social applications of new technologies.
Andy helps businesses and the Government adapt to a more digitally connected age through his consultancy, Sociability
, and also develops his own projects, most recently as Founder of the “5-a-day for your mind” campaign, Mindapples
, and previously as Co-founder of the award-winning education start-up, School of Everything
He is also an experienced speaker, and his written works include 'Social by Social', a practical guide to social media for social good, and Local by Social', an influential guide to digital innovation in local authorities.
After studying the Renaissance, Reformation and Enlightenment, Andy joined the digital revolution as a web producer, running the website for the national teacher recruitment campaign 'Those Who Can, Teach', and later winning a Web Marketing Association Award for his work at Skillset, ncluding five acclaimed storyboard guides to the media industries. Alongside his current business interests, he is also an Associate at Futuregov, a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, an ambassador for the Courvoisier Future 500 and a Fellowship Councillor at the RSA, as well as being an early advisor to Social Innovation Camp. In 2010 Wired Magazine named him the 78th most influential person in UK technology, although they sensibly changed their minds again the following year. He’s gradually realising that studying the history of periods of rapid social and technological change has been the ideal preparation for navigating the swirling waters of the information age.