When it comes to cutting grass, it’s fair to say Andrew Riley has earned his stripes.
A fully-qualified sports turf consultant, Andrew is an expert in all aspects of lawn management, making him the perfect man to lead the Cut And Stripe team.
Originally from Bamber Bridge, near Preston, Andrew completed a three-year sports turf course at Myerscough College before landing a dream job at Reading Football Club, where he was a member of the ground staff.
Now he’s bringing those professional standards to Cut And Stripe, where he takes great pride in getting our customers’ lawns looking like Wembley!
“I’m really passionate about lawn care – it’s in my blood – and I treat every stretch of grass I work on like it’s Wembley,” says Andrew.
“As part of my college course, I got the opportunity to spend some time at Preston North End FC, working alongside head groundsman Pete Ashworth, which was a fantastic experience.
“Then a job came up at Reading so I jumped at the chance to work full-time for a professional football club.
“The role involved preparing nine pitches at the club’s training ground and also the pitch inside the Madejski Stadium, which was really rewarding.
“There’s a lot of science involved in grass and lawn care and I learnt an awful lot about that side of things during my time with Reading, which comes in handy at Cut And Stripe.”
It was Andrew’s desire to be nearer to his family that led him back to his North West roots, where he feels the grass is greener!
“I’m really excited to be working with Cut And Stripe and bringing my knowledge of professional sports turf management to the domestic market,” he adds.
“A lot of people want a great looking lawn but don’t always have the time or expertise to achieve it, which is where we can help.
“I get a real buzz out of transforming customers’ lawns into something they can be proud of.
“I’m still involved in football too – I provide support to non-league Chorley FC, who play in the National League North – so I’ve got the best of both worlds!”
* Do you want a lawn that looks like Wembley?
Call us now on 01772 643589 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a free, no obligation lawn survey with Andy or one of the team.