And it’s about time that Andy Pieroux was the focus of our next employee spotlight…
How long have you worked at Walpole Partnership?
As the founder, I’ve been here since it started! We started trading 8 and a half years ago, but the nugget of an idea really started in my mind 7 months before that when I realised I wanted to create a practice that was focussed on CPQ. It took a short while to go from idea to execution, but I’ve never looked back since.
What’s your role at Walpole Partnership?
I’m the Managing Director, so my role is to evangelise the business to our clients and vendor partners. I also find amazing people to deliver the best results for our clients, give them the resources they need to succeed and remove anything that blocks their progress – then I try and get out of their way! I also endeavour to keep my eyes on the future of the business so we can develop the relationships and strategies that we need to stay relevant to our clients, and sustainable for the future.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Oh, the usual – footballer and astronaut (not at the same time though). When I was a little older I had an interest in computers, but I recall taking a very low-tech careers assessment (so long ago it got printed out on a dot matrix printer). It told me I should be an Actuary, an Accountant or an Analyst. I have a theory that the algorithm was only sophisticated enough to match my initial with job titles beginning with ‘A’!
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
Bringing up two happy and healthy sons within a loving family. Creating what I hope is a great environment for my team to do great work for clients at Walpole Partnership comes a close second.
What can you be found doing in your spare time?
Mostly ferrying my first two ‘greatest achievements’ around to football matches, karate and parties, but over lockdown I took classes in Improv and Stand Up comedy which were brilliant fun, although there’s no danger of me giving up the day job just yet.
What one skill would you love to have or learn to do?
Being a decent stand up comedian. Or knowing when to stop talking.
If you could time travel, where would you go?
I’ve read too much Sci-fi that makes me terrified of messing up the space-time continuum, but purely as an observer, I think being able to watch England winning the World Cup in 1966 would be great. It happened before I was born, and right now, it seems like a repeat in any competition is a long way off and may even not happen in my lifetime!
What one thing really annoys you?
Binary thinking when it’s caused by either laziness or bigotry.
What is your favourite film of all time?
When Harry Met Sally. The best dialogue ever. Every line is a gem.
Sweet or savoury?
Savoury (with a notable exception for pineapple on pizza. Don’t hate me.)
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