Andy trained in amenity horticulture at Easton College, he then was a self- employed gardener for a short while. Andy then returned to Easton college as a horticultural technician, as part of this work he worked with a variety of client groups. He then moved on to a charity similar to About with Friends, gaining experience working with learning difficulties. After 13 years Andy was ready for a new challenge and an opportunity became available at About with Friends in the Youth and Bespoke area. Andy then transferred to the workskills department when a position a lead gardener came up.