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Born in Edinburgh, Scotland to a mother descended from gypsy royalty, Andrew was destined to spend his early years travelling right throughout Scotland. As soon as he was old enough to leave the nest Andrew decided to lay down roots for his formative years in the ancient drovers’ town of Crieff in the picturesque Perthshire county in central Scotland.
Straight out of high school, Andrew joined the banking industry with the local branch of the Trustees Savings Bank for just over 5 years. After being constantly on the move for most of his childhood Andrew really started to feel a part of the Crieff community and found a huge amount of satisfaction with local community service projects, including working with limbless war veterans and conservation work at Blair Atholl Castle.
In 1996 Andrew joined the area’s largest employer, Crieff Hydro a Victorian era hydropathic spa resort set on 900 acres of rolling hills and valleys. During his five years with the resort, Andrew quickly rose within the company’s 400 odd staff till he was part of the senior management team.
The 6 years at the Crieff Hydro taught Andrew some important lessons for success that he finds just as important in real estate today including the importance of training and education, quality of service and working as a team.
Working in the hospitality industry anywhere in the world brings you in contact with travellers from around the world and it was the Australians that Andrew found himself bonding most strongly with. Eventually the tales of all the blue skies, sunshine and fantastic beaches soon became too much and his bags where packed and Australia became home.
Having arrived with a wealth of experience in hospitality, it may have seemed natural for Andrew to remain in that industry and many people might have taken this path but instead he elected to take the skills and experience gained and apply them in a different direction.
Deciding to enter the real estate industry, he started with Nerang First National and has not looked back.
"Andrew helped make a very stressful journey, less stressful with his knowledge of our area his insightfulness of our area and its growing trends and his sense of humour kept us well grounded for the task of selling our house. Andrew kept us informed of the potential buyers and their opinions, needs and wants. We appreciate all of Andrew's efforts on our behalf and are very grateful for a positive outcome for one and all." Judi & Mark