Andy became an Executive Director of the Company on 27 December 2017. He joined Brick Live as Managing Director with effect from 1 November 2017.
Andrew was previously Director of Events at Multiplay (UK) Limited (“Multiplay”), the gaming services company specialising in online hosting, events management and esports, which is part of Game Digital plc. Multiplay are one of one of Brick Live’s commercial partners and run the Insomnia Gaming Festival (“Insomnia”), the UK’s largest games event.
Andy joined Multiplay in 2015 as Director of The Insomnia Gaming Festival and soon became Event Director running a team of 60 full time staff in the events and esports division. During his time with Multiplay, the annual footfall to Insomnia events in the UK has more than doubled and it now attracts over 130,000 visitors annually.
Andy negotiated the commercial agreements, on behalf of Multiplay, as a licensee partner, with Brick Live and successfully hosted the four BRICKLIVE events held in the UK in London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Belfast during 2017.
Andy has also been responsible for running a number of well-known international events on behalf of companies such as Microsoft, Island records (Universal Music), Nintendo and Mojang, including Minecon, the largest single video game convention in the world.
Prior to joining Multiplay, Andy spent 8 years with the FTSE100 listed Compass Group PLC, where he was latterly a regional/ general manager with considerable experience in events and commercial operations, spearheading the sales and management of conferences, events, catering, hotels and match day experiences for clients such as the Ricoh Arena (home of Wasps Rugby Football Club and Coventry Football Club), Leicester City Football Club, Warwickshire County Cricket Club, Edgbaston Priory (Private members sports club) and Sheffield United Football Club.
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