During these uncertain times, Ad Bell continues to strengthen and develop the team as we build back stronger!
The appointment of Andrew was key in for our growth plans within the installation team. We pride ourselves on our installation and service which is why we expect the highest standard from our employees when it comes to installation and liaising with customers, they are after all our brand ambassadors.
Andrew has an interesting background in motorsport, travelling across Europe with a variety of teams working on servicing and maintenance. Just last year, Andrew was head mechanic for Ronan Pearson for the Mini Challenge UK, the primary focus being engine building fabrication, tyre and chassis setup and other key aspects of vehicle prepping ready for racing.
In addition, Andrew has various experience customising vehicles including internal and external bodywork and tuning. It was during his time at JDA Customs he developed his vehicle wrapping skills and was able to advise on key features and techniques to improve the aesthetics of the vehicles.
We caught up with Andrew whilst he was working on a full wrap of a Transit Tipper for SCE Construction…
Before working at Ad Bell Group, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I’ve just come away from working in motorsport, which has had its interesting experiences such as supporting Formula 1 over in Germany and running the cars of Celebrities such as Rowan Atkinson.
What is involved in your role at Ad Bell Group?
My role is quite varied. I work on vehicle wrapping, sign fabrication and installation – I enjoy the variety the role brings.
What 3 words would you choose to describe Ad Bell Group?
Great working atmosphere!
I think it’s important to enjoy your work and it made better when you have a great team around you.
What do you find the most challenging about your job?
I’m fairly new to the wrapping game so just learning all the tricks.
What do you like most about working here?
There are many contenders for this but Steve’s singing without a doubt takes the prize.
What drew you to Ad Bell Group originally?
I met Matty in the local pub, he knew of my experience and when he explained what projects were on the horizon it sounded exciting as well as secure, which is rare during this pandemic - So l applied and here I am!
What has been your favourite project so far, and why?
Just completed two full Aston Martin race car wraps, and it was nice to actually do a full race car livery after seeing it being done for so many years at my old job.
What is the proudest moment in your career?
Working in motorsport I’ve had a couple of proud moments when you work hard all season for a driver to win the championship.
What are your interests/ hobbies outside of work?
Hockey and Snowboarding mainly.
What is your dream vehicle to own?
Peanut butter or marmite?
Neither, but peanut butter is a great bait for mouse traps.
If you had to work but didn’t need the money, what would you choose to do?
Snowboard instructor or Vehicle wrapper of course.
What is your favourite movie?
Home Alone 2, but both are classics!
Would you rather keep your current sleep schedule or hibernate for 3 months and have 9 months of 24/7 alertness without being tired?
Keep my current schedule, there aren’t 3 months in the year I would want to miss.
Thank you for your time, Andrew, there are some great answers!
“Andrew compliments our team perfectly, we can count on him to complete each project to a high standard, revealing his leadership and problem-solving skills when a job hasn’t quite gone to plan. He is the jester you need in your team whilst demonstrating a professional approach with customers.”Matthew Bell – Senior Partner at Ad Bell Group