Andy started out as young lad or a “Saturday boy” as they are known in the trade, at AC Lester and Sons butchers in Wallingford in 1982, aged just 16. He has never once been to college to learn about the meat trade, the owners of the shop in Wallingford, who had their own abattoir thought he would learn more from being hands on the shop, rather than “pen pushing” in a classroom. He began working as a full time butcher in 1984.
Andy learn a great deal from three of his older, more experienced colleagues during his time at AC Lesters, including not just all manner of meat cutting skills but also important information regarding safety and cleanliness and hygiene issues.
In 1992, Andy joined Calnan Brothers in Didcot, where he has remained ever since, dealing with customer needs and providing the highest quality meat and cheese in Oxfordshire.