Innovation Specialists

Andrew Gardner

Business Coach

Contact Number:
01865 261 494

An enthusiastic advocate of the GrowthAccelerator service.
If you want to take your business to the next level give Andrew a call.

For many years Andrew has worked with SME’s to help them to grow and prosper. So working as a Growth Manager with Oxford Innovation was a logical next step.

In his current role Andrew is the Growth Manager responsible for supporting small and medium sized clients in Oxfordshire.
Andrew is keen to work with organisations supporting SMEs (e.g. banks, lawyers, accountants, trainers, coaches etc.) to help them to help their clients. “By working together we can help businesses to grow and prosper.”
But growth is not everything. At the same time it is important that business leaders get a good work/life balance. It is a challenging time building a young business and leaders need to learn to manage their time effectively.

Andrew has also worked as a judge on both the West Oxford Business Awards and the Oxfordshire Business Awards.

Prior to joining Oxford Innovation, Andrew worked as a management consultant. His focus was supporting technology companies to grow organically or through acquisition. Amongst other things he has worked on World Bank funded projects in China and on European Bank of Reconstruction and Development projects in Eastern Europe.
Andrew has a varied career history having worked as an interim finance director, in European sales and marketing roles, in development and production. Andrew has an incredible breadth of experience having worked for so many types of companies in so many markets, and in so many countries, a genuine all-rounder.

Andrew has an Engineering degree from Imperial College and a Diploma of Management Studies.
He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and of The Institution of Engineering and Technology.