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Andrew Sims the MD of AJS has been described as a confident experienced manager with good interpersonal, organisational, engineering, marketing and administration skills, within the marine industry. Andrew has a strong key industry customer contact network, recognized within the manufacturing sector as a person who achieves results, with awards received from the industry itself underlining this.
Manufacturing business experience, combined with a lifetime of engineering experience (starting as an Apprentice) has created an opportunity to deploy the skills that have developed as a Marine Manufacturing Specialist, working initially in the following areas;
- Engineering and Manufacturing Support
- Supply Chain Management
- Quality supply control
- Marine Business Strategy
- Company Representation at Events
- Manufacturing Company Marketing
- Sales support
- Business Development
- Project Based Solutions
- Business Representation
- Equipment Supply
An ability to work to develop procedures with standards within the manufacturing and service environment, combined with a strong practical engineering background and the ability to find logical solutions to opportunities presented, create positive results.
Having started work as an Engineering Apprentice at 15 Andrew developed a practical understanding of manufacturing and production elements, which in the last 20 years has extended into the marine industry.
Work in SME companies has covered all aspects of business operations; from Strategy Planning, Customer Interface, Design, Manufacturing Process, Production Engineering, HR, Health and Safety, plus Sales and Marketing.
Having seen how shows can benefit the profile of companies within the Manufacturing Supply Chain Sector Andrew instigated, runs and drives the Marine Manufacturing Showcase Concept which has proved very successful at International Boat Shows promoting companies and brands across the industry.
RECENT & CURRENTBritish Marine Federation Director and Management Board Member Marine Industry Champion Make it in Great Britain Champion and Judge British Marine Federation committee member MTA, Training and Midlands. PERA MAS Ambassador
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What's Our Client Say
I have had dealings with Andy Sims and AJS Technical Services for around five years and during this time he has proved a fount of information and support. Andy has great technical knowledge – not just regarding the products he supplies but also in relation to the wider marine industry – and pays great attention to detail, planning and completing projects to a high standard. He has quick comprehension about projects that may not have been part of his previous experience, researching and swiftly grasping the essence. He is hard-working, knowledgeable and diligent, only supplying quality products backed up with solid advice.
Andy Sims is a mover and shaker in the UK leisure marine industry. He’s Operations Director of Cooney Marine and sits on the British Marine Federation Management Board. In both positions, he moves a lot of important projects on and often shakes up the people at the top of the industry.
I got involved with the marine manufacturing showcase a couple of years ago. This was mainly to provide a platform to increase our business network. Andrew has been instrumental in increasing this network via a series of initiatives designed to bring businesses together. The showcase is a fabulous idea ...
A seasoned professional with extensive experience in Purchasing & Supply Chain Management within Manufacturing/Operations. I have worked with Andy for many years and always found him to be a very professional person. Andy supported Princess in many aspects of the supply chain including supporting lean events, cost down projects and consolidation of suppliers.
David Pougher – Retired
I have worked with and alongside Andrew for a number of years in connection to our mutual interest in the UK Marine Industry and the British Marine Federation. Andrew has continually and regularly proved that the combination of his passion, knowledge and sheer determination can be harnessed, to seek a solution too many interesting and, on occasions, formidable issues. He is a deliverer and often relishes the task in finding the best outcome to an assignment or project. The collective total of his skill bases and client contacts will ensure that his value to any project or task is of the highest order and he can be relied upon to seek out all alternatives as well as the best possible outcome.
We are very pleased to welcome Andy into the fold here at Matchtech Engineering Services; his wealth of contacts, experience and engineering nouse will clearly take us forward in Leisure marine and the wider marine supply chain activities. We would also like to take the opportunity to wish AJS technical Services all the success in the world as an its establishes itself as an independent consultancy; Andy will really be able to demonstrate the 'added value' to the customers he represents - and therefore getting the credit he deserves at long last.
Paul M Gullett
Andy was totally committed and worked tirelessly as Chairman of the BMF Midlands; also he originated the Manufacturing Showcase which has become a major initiative helping the smaller business promote their products in the leisure marine industry.
Andy is well-liked and respected within the Marine Industry with extremely good communication skills. Andy has a proven track record for ensuring any project he is involved with is completed on time and within budget, he has also put a lot back into the marine industry over the last few years with his involvement within the British Marine Federation
Andrew is a well-organized, and practical engineer, who has the rare ability in an engineer of being a very good communicator who is able to manage a balance sheet and keep his eye on the ultimate objective.
Andrew has the ability to engage at all levels of an organisation. He has proven skills at providing process and bespoke engineering solutions for a wide range of clients.
Andy can be a slippery so and so to work with! Don't trust anything he says and only half of what you see. No seriously; he's a top guy, well connected, intelligent and interesting, (usually). I would not hesitate to recommend him.
I worked with Andrew in his capacity as BMF Central Region Chairman. He is always driven and creative with initial concepts for projects needed to support members within the region along with seeing the projects through from conception to successful conclusion. Sam
Chris ClaytonBritish Marine
“I have worked with Andy for many years now and it has always been a pleasure. Andy has a vast knowledge of the marine industry through years of working in specialised engineering companies and his work with British Marine as a former chairman of BM Midlands. He has integrity and always brings his intelligence to bear on all aspects of marine business matters. If there was anyone who I would trust to be a marine industry consultant it would be Andy, having run marine businesses. He has worked with me on complex technical issues and also supporting our sales efforts in places such as METS, Seawork, Southampton and the Crick Boat Shows to name a few. I would highly recommend Andy without hesitation or reservation – he has a long history of success and will always be a very valuable asset in all manner of marine environments.”