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Andy McMenemy


There are many excellent speakers on business. There are many excellent speakers on sport. It is very rare to find a speaker who truly combines the two, based on his own, personal experience.

Andy came to public knowledge when, in 2011, he set out to complete a World Record bid in an epic challenge to run 66 Ultra Marathons in 66 consecutive days in the 66 official cities of the UK. This attempt was also to raise significant money for ABF (Army Benevolent Fund). Despite crippling injuries, including a damaged Achilles tendon on day 2(!) and very firm medical advice to abandon his attempt, he carried on running – and succeeded against the odds.

His tenacity, achievement and inspiration of other people have not gone un-noticed. In April 2014, Andy was honoured and very proud to receive The True Englishman of 2014 Award at The St George's Day Annual Luncheon at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Andy said: “It is a huge privilege to join the eminent list of previous recipients which includes Sir Stephen Redgrave CBE, Sir Roger Bannister CBE MSC, Sir Ian Botham OBE, Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE, Lawrence Dallaglio and many more."

Andy practises what he preaches and he leads by example. He is committed to embracing challenges and constantly pushing beyond his own comfort zones in business and in his personal life. 

Andy was delighted and proud to receive the Award for Sporting Achievement from Stray FM. In 2012, The Yorkshire Society awarded Andy the Richard Whitely Award for Inspiration. Other winners were leading international actors Brian Blessed and Maureen Lipman.    

In 2012, Andy was chosen to carry the Olympic Torch as part of the relay preceding the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Andy worked in Senior Management and Sales roles in the motor industry for organisations with turnovers of £1.3 billion and £550 million including Peugeot, Reg Vardy plc and Avis Group. 

Andy enjoys the privilege of inspiring, managing and mentoring individuals and sales teams, in diverse businesses of all sizes. He has always had a very strong work ethic. Before the motor industry, he worked in a butcher’s shop, in a supply depot and supplying fruit and vegetables to the Forces.

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