Andrew Thorp is an award-winning speaker, trainer and consultant in the field of business storytelling. He works with senior leaders and sales people to improve their external marketing message, but also with their broader workforce to encourage a more connected and productive company culture.
Companies often hire a branding/marketing agency to help define their message (Vision, Values, Purpose, etc) but it often fizzles out when the focus returns to the daily grind; people revert to a factual and forgettable version.
Andrew’s role is to help companies keep that story alive by working with the people who tell it, something he refers to as ‘Verbal PR’.
A former journalist, golf coach and Ryder Cup referee, he essentially reinvented himself a decade ago. Initially working as a speaker and presentation skills trainer, Andrew moved into the storytelling arena to help business people say something more interesting about their organisation!
Andrew works internationally with a range of SME's and global corporations, including PwC, Coca-Cola and Swiss Re. He has spoken at several branding, marketing and employee engagement conferences, both in the UK and overseas. His speaking style is thought-provoking, entertaining and, of course, anecdotal.
See Andrew speaking at the Inspiro Conference Bucharest:
PWC, KPMG, Swiss Re, WHO, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Beaverbrooks, Telenor, Brewin Dolphin, & Poole Dick.
What the clients say:
"A skilful and extremely personable storytelling trainer who not only delivers high-quality workshops but also does it with lots of fun and energy. He takes the time to really understand the objectives of the session and then find relevant and compelling support material to ensure his messages resonate with the group. I wholeheartedly recommend his workshops to literally anyone who ever talks to other people."
Sarah-Jane Loveday, Head of Communications at FIND, Geneva
“Andrew recently hosted our ‘Raising the Bar’ leadership conference and did a superb job. He identified the ‘golden thread’ from the various sessions...an articulate and polished speaker.”
Paul Taylor, Alternative Futures Group.
“Andrew has fundamentally changed the way we tell our business story. It has helped us win new clients and it’s transforming our culture on the inside too.”
Steve Connolly - Chairman, Poole Dick.
“Andrew’s storytelling workshops have helped the teams by giving technically trained experts more confidence to connect with their clients and colleagues on a human level. The feedback has been very positive; it has created a vibe in the organisation!”
Magdalena Rijk Czaplinski - Learning Consultant VP, Swiss Re.
“Andrew is a great professional and an inspirational speaker, who effectively integrated coaching techniques into the development of already highly skilled PR people and corporate storytellers.”
Eda Gloria Pogany - Coca-Cola Hellenic.
“Easily the best course I had all week. Not only was Andrew...an excellent instructor...his energy in a way captivated us for the whole day.”
Copenhagen Conference - Big 4 Consulting Firm.
We had Andrew as a speaker at our Brand Managers’ Summit in Romania for an audience of 150 Brand & Marketing Managers from all the major companies here. His presentation and workshop were very much appreciated and his expertise on storytelling was excellent.
Andreea Siretchi - Universum Events, Bucharest.
Andrew delivered a fantastic, punchy 3-hour session with our Academy for Chief Execs group...really useful. As a result we asked him to deliver some training to our senior managers. By the end every one of them was more relaxed and confident, and had developed some superb techniques for delivering their presentations.
Daniel Brown, CEO Beaverbrooks Jewellers.
See Andrew at TEXx Nantwich: