Motivational speaking

“Andrew’s unique style – a potent combination of straight talking with a wicked sense of humour – makes him an engaging, likeable and knowledgeable speaker.”

Andrew’s charm, irreverent humour, “heart on sleeve” approach and natural ability to tell a great story ensures that he’s in demand as a motivational speaker throughout Britain and further afield.

Andrew has experienced all sides of the business from working as a kitchen porter to owning multiple catering business, so can relate to everyone from hospitality students with big dreams to his business peers. He’s as equally comfortable talking about his failures as his successes, and effectively demonstrates how his low points have helped shaped who he is today.

He can also talk informatively and engagingly about hot industry topics, whether its the sugar tax, Brexit, current trends in coffee, allergens or new legislation.

“Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for your talk at Show and Tell Business last night. Everyone I spoke to said how much they’d enjoyed it and in many cases were surprised at the other areas in which you work. The bar has been raised very high, you’re a hard act to follow.”

From our inception in 2014, Victus Consultancy has delivered both motivational and “hot topic” speeches at hospitality and general business conferences, meetings, workshops, award ceremonies and networking events.

“Having known Andrew well for over 30 years I can say that he is a natural raconteur / speaker with a wealth of knowledge around the food and entertainment sector, with a real passion for people and customers. His recent stint on STV was but a glimpse of what he is capable of and he has worked a treat for me in past events.”

Recent speaking engagements include:

  • Cameron House Hotel – Staff motivation conference – Motivational speaker
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow – Keynote speaker
  • HIT Scotland – After-dinner speaker
  • H10 Estepona – International staff induction workshop
  • Agenda London – Hospitality retention seminar
  • Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel – “Day in the Life” workshop
  • Strathclyde University – Emerging Talent Conference
  • University of the Highlands & Islands – Keynote speaker at “Get Inspired 2017”
  • City of Glasgow College – Inspiring hospitality students
  • Invest in Perth – Keynote speaker (with Mark Beaumont)
  • Agenda London – Hospitality retention seminar
  • Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel – “Day in the Life” workshop
  • Rational, Munich – Speaking as ambassador
  • Perth College – Food & Beverage conference speaker


“First of all a huge thanks for taking part in our Get Inspired event yesterday and for your inspiring presentation. We wanted to share with you an example of student feedback regarding your session: 

“No matter what happens keep trying, he showed that it does take a long journey and lots of hurdles along the way but you will get there eventually” .

“A super takeaway I’m sure you will agree! Thanks again for being such an important part of our conference.”


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