André specialises in assisting new and established businesses in the engineering and manufacturing sectors in the Mid-Suffolk region. With his international sales, leadership and training background, he is adept at turning his hand to other sectors and has supported many SME’s in his time with BGCN.
André joined the British Army in 1994 where he spent 15 years as an engineering manager within rotary-wing aviation. After leaving the military he trained the British Army in engineering before stepping into a technical sales role in the heavy-duty off-road manufacturing industry.
As a Technical Sales Manager, André worked extensively in Europe, India, Africa and the Middle East, dealing directly with multi-national OEM’s and distributors while also managing the engineering design team. He is furthering his education by studying for a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training and has recently completed an MBA at the University of Suffolk.
He is passionate about cycling and enjoys discovering the local roads in Suffolk and the hills in Spain. Other interests include spending time in Belgium, exploring WW1 history and of course sampling the local beer!