Andy Benson

Business Growth Advisor

a.benson@elephants-child.co.uk

07525 726030

 Andy Benson 

Andy has over 25 years commercial experience of coaching and leading teams. His work has been a catalyst for business growth, grassroots transformation and positive cultural change.

His varied and comprehensive career has covered Sales, Marketing, Operations and General Management across the UK, Nordic and European markets, ultimately as MD of three businesses.

Operating through growth, steady state and transformation times, Andy has helped these businesses to define what is critical to success; where they are going, how to get there, as well define their best routes-to-market allied with a considered channel approach to deliver optimal revenue and profit.

Outside of work Andy is a brand ambassador for Astriid charity. They support the “invisible talent pool” of people with long term illness find meaningful work.

Andy is also a keen golfer, and enjoys skiing, sports, technology and socialising.

"Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential."

Winston Churchill

"Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans."

Peter F. Drucker

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Abraham Lincoln

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Henry Mintzberg

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Sun Tzu

"Everyone has a plan... until they get punched in the mouth."

Mike Tyson