Andy has worked in the stone, tiling and terrazzo industry for over 30 years.
His early training includes working for Industria Marmi E Graniti (IMEG) a leading stone manufacturer in Carrara Italy where he was involved with the production of marble and granite for Istana Nural Iman (Sultan of Brunei’s Palace) and other prestigious sizable projects in Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
He returned to the UK to work within the family stone business, Sicilian Marble and Granite Ltd where he worked for many clients including the Edwardian hotel group where SMG supplied and installed marble for some 1500 en-suite bathrooms in and around London.
In 1996 he was appointed as the regional branch manager for Moderna tiles (South) a start up business that was owned by the Nicholls and Clarke group. He grew the turnover to £600k within 2 years establishing a new client base included Berkeley Homes and Barratt Homes.
In 1998 Andy was appointed as a contract manager for Marriott & Price, responsible for both wall and floor stone installation at the prestigious Canary Wharf London shopping mall Jubilee Place, Heron Quays DLR station and Citi Bank HQ to name a few.
He co-founded South Coast Stone in 2005 as a worldwide importer and installer of stone products. SCS have seen their customer base and turnover grow year on year through their ability to deliver and install stone projects on time and within budget. In addition to commercial work, SCS continues to expand their retail operation with the supply and installation of the widest range of granite worktops and bathroom applications.
Andy has worked in the stone industry for over 25 years. After completing his apprenticeship at a leading stone manufacturer in Italy, he was the contract manager responsible for both wall and floor stone installation at the prestigious Canary Wharf London shopping malls and railway stations.