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Andy Grant

Andy Grant

Director at Bowan Arrow Ltd.

Education and career
I attended Scotch College, a private boys secondary school, the oldest and most highly regarded in Victoria, Australia. I then started out as an Account Manager at Australia’s largest field marketing agency Creative Sales running three Sales and Merchandising teams across Australia and New Zealand managing the Palm Computing, Microsoft & Iomega Corporation accounts. I then moved to the UK in January 2000 where I joined Lucent Technologies that spun off to become Avaya UK in October 2000. Working through various B2B marketing roles my major role was as the Head of Channel Marketing - UK, Ireland & South Africa for 3 of those 7 years. In this time at Avaya I was an active member of Young Enterprise, becoming the Secretary of the Surrey West Area Board in 2007.

Typical day
Work though my various to do list’s (calls, projects or meetings) with my clients as well as write new proposals from whatever recent business development meetings I have attended. I also need to spend time understanding any new solutions that could help my clients and keeping up with industry and business news. I try and make myself available to several publications to add comments on various articles and to further the cause that measured marketing delivers leads to sales that result in sales, and that the sales organisation should respect and thank their marketing colleagues, as they are more than just an information source for all sales and customer tools.

Best thing about the job
Meeting so many wonderful and passionate people, that just want to do the right thing and get on with their jobs.

Worst thing about the job
Too many organisations need help and there are just not enough hours in the day.

Future plans
Build up Bowan Arrow Ltd to deliver a core set of proven and measureable propositions to companies of all shapes and sizes anywhere in the world, and then retire and see more of the world and my family.

Qualifications
Diploma of Business Marketing and Diploma of Sales Management at Holmesglen College of T.A.F.E, Victoria, Australia
Bachelor of Business with a major in Marketing at Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria, Australia
IDM - Diploma of Direct Marketing

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