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Andy Smith

Andy Smith

Andy Smith is the Exec Director of LVCG and Chairman of Bright Bricks the worlds largest brick model building company globally and a motivational and business speaker.

ABOUT

Andy Smith became an Executive Director of the Live Company Group on 27 December 2017 which trades as BrickLive. Joining Brick Live as Managing Director with effect from 1 November 2017 Andy over saw the acquisition of Bright Bricks of which he became chairman. During his time with LVCG Andy has brokered deal with the no 1 and no 2 pre school brands in the world, ViacomCBS (Nickelodeon) for Paw Patrol and Entertainment One (Hasbro) for Peppa pig. Amoungst other deals includes agreements for Sponge Bob Square pants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Snowman and Snowdog, Peter Rabbit and Paddington Bear. The turnover of LVCG increased circa 600% in 24 months.

Andy was previously Director of Events at Multiplay (UK) Limited (“Multiplay”), the gaming services company specialising in online hosting, events management and esports, which is part of Game Digital plc. Multiplay are one of one of Brick Live’s commercial partners and run the Insomnia Gaming Festival (“Insomnia”), the UK’s largest games event.

Andy joined Multiplay in 2015 as Director of The Insomnia Gaming Festival and soon became Event Director running a team of 60 full time staff in the events and esports division. During his time with Multiplay, the annual footfall to Insomnia events in the UK has more than doubled and it now attracts over 130,000 visitors annually.

Andy has also been responsible for running a number of well-known international events on behalf of companies such as Microsoft with their flagship global phenomenon MINECON which celebrated all things Minecraft based with the creators and developers Mojang as well as events with Nintendo and Jagex.

Prior to joining Multiplay, Andy spent 8 years with the FTSE100 listed Compass Group PLC, where he was latterly did multiple site roles with considerable experience in events and commercial operations. Noteable highlights from Andy’s time with Compass group was being appointed to run the Ricoh arena when Coventry City FC left the ground, and in the space of 2.5 years the turnover of the business went from circa £7m to circa £16.5m and the profit from roughly £700k to circa £3.5m.

2018 he founded TwoBeans ltd in which is a consultancy business which he runs alongside his existing commitments as well as Smithtons Food Market, a whole food store and coffee shop specialising is low impact regionally sourced organic F&B products.

Andy has also overcome person health problems when at the age of 19 he had to lose his entire large bowel and spent 10 months after surgery in hospital and in later life had his small bowel collapse. Any then rode the length of the country twice to raise money for charity.

SPEAKING TOPICS

Andy Smith speaks on a number of subjects including –

– Intrinsic motivation
– Overcoming adversity
– The benefit of a positive culture in the work place
– The benefit of diversification in the work place

Topics

Change
Diversity & Inclusion
Innovation
Overcoming Adversity

Testimonials

We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.