Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams is a consultant for Bargate Consulting as well as a founding Director of Align2 – a specialist sports facility consultancy.

Prior to that he was the Managing Director of Franklin + Andrews – a 500 strong cost engineering consultancy which was part of the multinational Mott MacDonald group.  In that role he successfully remodeled the business to focus more on the objectives of clients and the services that bring direct benefits to them. He also established their credentials as a UK market leader in their discipline for sports/leisure projects and created the specialist brand of Franklin Sports Business.

Andrew has been involved in the creation of sports facilities for almost 30 years since graduating in Quantity Surveying (Cost engineering) from the University of Reading, UK . His focus, particularly in the latter years, has been the creation of viable and sustainable facilities – whilst recognizing that social benefit as well as fiscal performance can be a tangible element of that viability. Align2/Bargate provides advice to sports/leisure organizations seeking to optimize their facilities through new building, renovation/refurbishment or operational change.

He has also taken an active interest in the ‘sustainable agenda’ being part of the Intelligent Building Group for a number of years.

He is a member of the Board of the World Leisure Organisation which is a UN affiliate promoting the social, cultural and economic development of countries through leisure.