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Entrepreneur, business consultant, marketing expert

Andrew Scott is an Irish-born entrepreneur, business consultant and marketing expert who has helped hundreds of companies achieve sustainable, profitable growth. He has also acquired, built and sold several companies including manufacturers, distributors and retail businesses. Andrew started in the glass and glazing industry in 1986 and became particularly well known when he helped restructure Cambrian Windows Ltd, a struggling commercial window fabricator. He re-focused Cambrian into the trade market, and the business grew from £1m to over £12m PA in 4 years, returning unprecedented profit margins. Cambrian was then acquired by U.S. Fortune 500 company Masco.

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Andrew attended Queens University, Belfast, and later studied business growth and marketing strategy at Cranfield School of Management in Bedfordshire. He returned to Cranfield to study corporate finance. He is a regular speaker at events and conferences on business strategy and marketing, and sits on a number of strategic committees, including stints with the Chamber of Commerce and the Glass & Glazing Federation.

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Other Ventures

Andrew is founder of the Ascot Group, which includes Insight Data, the UK’s leading provider of business data and market intelligence for the construction and glazing industry. It also includes Business Leader Ltd, the UK’s leading B2B media platform which includes a South West and national print magazine, an online news portal and packed events network.

He has interests in commercial and residential investment property, and through his investment arm, Ascot Ventures, is an investor in start-up and seed capital projects.

Andrew Scott at the Summer Ball

Not for Profit

Andrew is actively involved in community projects and supports a wide range of charities and good causes. He is particularly interested in supporting the next generation and has worked with schools and colleges, mentoring and lecturing on careers, self-confidence and raising aspirations.

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The marketing agency for the construction industry

Purplex Marketing is a full-service marketing agency serving the construction, building products, property and home improvement industries. Launched in 2004, Purplex began as a strategic consultancy, and has grown to offer traditional and web integrated marketing services.

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