Andy

Name

Andy

Position

Board Advisor

Location

Bristol / Gloucestershire / Oxfordshire / Warwickshire

Big Business Experience

DAC Beachcroft

Osborne Clarke

Small Business Experience

The Collecting Group

The PGA

Summary

Lawyer, general counsel and company director with extensive business, legal, risk and compliance experience, assisting scale ups, SMEs, CEOs and founders.

Andy is approachable, positive, creative and easy to talk to, offering support, encouragement and a listening ear for the board.

Providing board advisory and commercial consultancy to growing businesses, including high level advice to the board on commercial issues, strategy, risk and legal compliance.

Experience across the tech, online, luxury goods, automotive and sport sectors, creative agencies, and deep knowledge of professional services businesses.

With nearly 40 years’ experience, Andy has an extensive network he can leverage for you.

Qualifications

  • Solicitor, 1985
  • LLB (Hons) Law, Southampton University, 1981

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership: proven team leader and Chair
  • Business acumen: 35+ years as a commercial and tech lawyer and director, working alongside CEOs and senior executives
  • Business strategy: managing change and pivotal events
  • Business risk: risk management and legal compliance
  • Business development: new client targeting and generation
  • Strong communication: highly tuned listening skills

Experience

Andy Braithwaite Consulting, Present

Owner: Non-Exec Director; Legal and commercial consulting to SME businesses on commercial issues, strategy, risk and legal compliance.

The Collecting Group (Collecting Cars & Watch Collecting), London, 2022

General Counsel: sole in-house lawyer in charge of legal operations for this fast growth global online auction platform.

Ashfords, Bristol, 2017 – 2022

Partner: Head of Commercial, leading team of commercial and tech lawyers across 3 offices

Thrings, Bristol, 2010 – 2017

Partner: leading team of commercial and tech lawyers

Osborne Clarke, Bristol, 2017 – 2022

Partner: Head of Commercial & IP, leading team of commercial and IP lawyers across 3 offices

DAC Beachcroft, Bristol, 1989 – 1997

Partner: Head of Commercial, leading team of commercial and tech lawyers across multiple offices

Non-Exec Directorships:

Spike Island Artspace, Bristol, 2015 – 2021

Bristol Interactive Cluster (Now Bristol Creative Industries), 2000 – 2003

Bristol Channel, 1990 – 1996

Mentor:

SETsquared, Gloucestershire Growth Hub, Entrepreneurial Spark,

High growth business mentor, part-time: 2005-2022

Engaging with aspirational CEOs / Directors across the South West to develop strategy, leadership and results.