By JR | Blog
Each month, we’re interviewing a different member of our team. This month we spoke to Head of Finance, Andy Oliver.
How long have you worked for Stevenson’s, Andy?
I joined the team seven years ago, in 2014, as Service Manager.
What did you do before that?
I worked for 30 years in the coffee industry as an engineer and service manager, repairing coffee machines in many of the big coffee chains. I used to head up the engineering section of Coffee Nation, which is now Costa Coffee.
Before that, I started out as a paper boy for John Menzies (remember them?!) and worked my way up to store manager.
What roles have you held at Stevenson’s?
I started as Service Manager, where I looked after the engineers and the service desk, ensuring everything ran smoothly. I was then MD for a while and took over the finance role in July 2020.
What do you want to achieve in your current role?
I’m working on streamlining our financial processes and systems, bringing in relevant technology to help. This will make it easier for the team and help us keep costs down – and remain cost-effective for our customers.
Tell us something we don’t know about you
I am a trained barista! Something I learned during my career as an engineer in the coffee industry. You can’t fix the machines without knowing how to use them!
What do you enjoy doing when not working?
I, like some of the others in the team, am an avid cyclist. I’ve done the London to Brighton cycle ride five times and have twice completed a 100-mile Olympic cycling route.
My family recently had two boxer puppies, so they’re keeping me busy at the moment too. They’re only 13 weeks old, so still require a lot of looking after!
Do you have a favourite film?
Oh definitely Green Mile and Shawshank Redemption.
And finally, tea or coffee?!
Given my work history, it’s no surprise I’m a big coffee fan! I love a proper, freshly ground cup of coffee.
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