Andy Green grew up with a younger autistic brother who, to this day, is not able to speak. Andy’s early years shaped his commitment and drive to overcome communication barriers.
Andy also hates waste of talent. He is passionate about creating change, to enable people to make the most of their potential and situations.
Our home page photo of the Blackwall Tunnel, Poplar, London is intended to convey a sense of journey – going into the unknown, venturing to new discoveries, entering a different space. It also has a personal significance for Andy.
Andy’s childhood was spent in Balfron Tower – a 26 storey block of Council flats adjacent to Blackwall Tunnel Approach.
More recently, Balfron Tower has since become a National Trust attraction, celebrating its illustrious architect Erno Goldfinger (it’s incredible but true, he actually inspired James Bond author Ian Fleming to name the arch villain ‘Goldfinger’ after him. It was Fleming’s way of getting back at Goldfinger after they had fallen out.) Andy had a mock Blue Plaque put up on his old flat to celebrate his living there as part of the National Trust celebrations.
Although one of Andy’s dear mum’s less flattering comments about her son, which she was oft to repeat was, “Andrew, you’ve got a mouth like Blackwall Tunnel!”, the Tunnel was also responsible for one of Andy’s more unusual claims to fame: he boasts he once hit a cricket ball under the River Thames. Yes, under the River Thames. During a game of cricket with his mates on an open grass space next to the Tunnel, Andy hit a six, and the ball rolled down Blackwall Tunnel Approach, into the Tunnel. The rest is history, and a much repeated tale.
Andy’s other talents include award-winning communications, possessing a great ability in ‘minessence’ – to miniaturise and simplify complex ideas or technology into concrete and practical applications. Storytelling provides a key for unlocking the gateway to Andy’s quest in life.
We talk of ‘we’ as we are a network of highly talented practitioners in different specialism in communications and change management.
Using the proprietary ValScan™, (which we use in our Brand and Brand Story projects) Andy’s top 5 Values were revealed as:
1. Transformational communications
4. Discovery and Insight