SPOTLIGHT ON A CAP BUSINESS CLUB MEMBER
Featuring Andy Sawers from Andysawers.com
YOUR NAME - ANDY SAWERS
NAME OF YOUR BUSINESS - ANDYSAWERS.COM
WEBSITE ADDRESS – www.ANDYSAWERS.COM
WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE YOUR CURRENT BUSINESS? – I spent 24 years with the Lloyds Banking Group, rising through their management ranks from the lowest clerical rung, to the rather grand title of Senior Manager, Cheltenham. I have been running my current business in various guises since the end of 2002
WHAT MADE YOU START YOUR CURRENT BUSINESS? - Corporate life was becoming less appealing. I was leading people to do things that I felt were not entirely right and I no longer wanted to be part of that. I vowed to myself that I would focus on building residual income for my family’s future. An opportunity came to leave on a generous voluntary severance package which had the added benefit of someone else keeping their job as they really did not want to leave at that time.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? – I love the great outdoors. Travel, walking, camping, running, football, rugby, cricket, cycling, body boarding, board games, canasta, quizzes. I am also having swimming lessons now so I can try competing in a triathlon!
My family and my Christian faith are very important to me. So, we love spending time together as a family and with a wide circle of friends.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE – “Shawshank Redemption” – the story of persistent daily actions to achieve your long-term goal. And for a great laugh “Hot Fuzz”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEAL? – Sirloin Steak (passed through a warm kitchen), pepper sauce, chips and mushrooms – but I am actually really adventurous with my food and when travelling always try some new local delicacy, especially if it includes fish
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE UK HOLIDAY DESTINATION? - North Cornwall or North Devon coast lines for a bit of body boarding, walking and good food.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION ABROAD? – that is a tough question. Now Havana, Cuba. I love the big American Cars, the music, and the pace of life. However, we plan further travels to South America, Australia and New Zealand so that may well change
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TV PROGRAMME? – The “off” button
YOUR FAVOURITE SONG? – Endless possibilities but my family will always tell you something Glam Rock from the early Seventies – I’m always singing Slade’s “Merry Christmas” at the top of my voice (which is a bit painful for my audience) every year.
WHAT DO YOU MOST ENJOY ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS? – Helping others to develop their own residual income or simply saving money on their expenses and having the freedom to manage my own time.
IF YOU HAD A MAGIC WAND WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS? Nothing other than stopping people trying to find the “catch” in how we can save people money!
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS TIME? Still being available to help other people. Travelling a bit more extensively once the current Corona virus crisis is behind us. It has taught me that I no longer need to be a slave to my home office.
DO YOU HAVE ANY USEFUL TIPS OR IDEAS THAT YOU COULD SHARE WITH THE OTHER CAP MEMBERS? – Use the best Cashback Card in the UK for all your personal expenditure
HOW HAS CAP BUSINESS CLUBS HELPED YOU IN YOUR BUSINESS? – I have only just started my CAP journey, but the fellow members are all incredibly supportive and friendly. I am already exploring working in partnership with two members
"Choosing the best deals can be complicated and I would particularly mention the very personal approach that Andy offers - guiding and advising on the best solutions for my business requirements." - Nigel K, Cheltenham, Marketing Consultant
"Andy was able to provide a very competitive quote which enabled us to make substantial savings on our future monthly utility bills." - Sonia F, Gloucester, Guest House