Andrew first attended sessions with ACN at the age of 12 as a young person in our Southwark programme, initially taking part in local football and sport sessions. As he moved through his teen years Andrew started demonstrate an willingness to volunteer and he quickly started nominating himself for the qualifications ACN had to offer. With the qualifications under his belt he soon starting putting them to good practice and become a sessional worker for ACN and managed the Southwark Tigers youth football team with great success. His roles soon expanded with ACN due to his hard-work and eagerness to learn new skills and Andrew was presented with multiple different opportunities to take his hand to. One of which was the opportunity to use ACN resources/equipment and design the leaflets for the summer tournaments and local programmes across London. With a taste for design Andrew went on to study graphic design at university and has since started his own successful graphic design businesses.
Andrew started Re-Root Designs in 2011 after graduating from university and has designed much of ACN’s promotional material to date. The company now works with a variety of organisations to deliver his mission of ‘providing high quality visual communications with a personal service’.
In addition to his design work Andrew has continued giving back to his community and in 2015 Andrew set up Train Station UK, a community based fitness programme, which gives people the chance to access quality free weights training in their community. This has been hugely successful. He also offers this as a portable service to be used at events. He has been to many of the ACN hosted events with Asda Foundation and Laureus where he and his team of volunteers have been great at engaging young people and staff alike.