Andy has a background in Youth and Community Work. He worked as a Youth Pastor for 13 years before setting up a Social Enterprise, called OnThisROC. The purpose of OnThisROC was to engage with disadvantaged children and adults in the community. Using climbing as a tool to engage them, Andy worked with ex offenders, recovering addicts and various disabled groups
Since 2013 Andy has developed his work as a self taught artist. He now delivers are clubs for a number of Primary Schools in the Liverpool area. He also runs CassArt's Saturday Kids Club and Adult Beginners Workshops in the Liverpool store.
In 2018 Andy started to write childrens books. Encouraged by his daughter, he wrote The Adventures of Ben the Mouse. These books contain short adventure stories that Andy used to tell his children when they were little.
In 2019 Andy wrote his first novel called 'The Courage Within.' This is a story about a teenager called Riley Bennett, who has epilepsy and is bullied at school. A freak accident changes everything for her and slowly she becomes the person she's meant to be. There are 3 books in the series , all due for release in 2020. Andy is continuing to write.