Andrew Street BSc, CEng, MICE, MCIWM

Founding Director SLR Consulting

 

After graduating from London University with a 1st class honours degree in Civil Engineering, Andrew moved to Bristol in 1980, and since then the city has been home for his wife and family.

In parallel with a successful career as an environmental consultant and international waste management specialist (one of the five founding Directors of global consultancy SLR) Andrew has in recent years increasingly become involved in charity work and social enterprise / business in Bristol, and also actively supporting microfinance and social investment in the developing world.

He set up and Chairs FareShare South West, is Chair of Bristol Together (creating employment for ex-offenders), is Chair of Crisis Centre Ministries (the leading homelessness charity in Bristol), a trustee of Deki and trustee of a number of other community based initiatives focusing on urban regeneration and employment creation. He has led the redevelopment of a large number of semi-derelict buildings for the benefit of local communities and charities. He is also currently leading city-wide partnership projects focused on alleviating food poverty and creating jobs, training and mentoring opportunities for ex-offenders.

Andrew is an active member of Woodlands Church in Bristol, and passionate about putting his faith into action. His interests include travel, photography and hiking, and he has always enjoyed all sports.

Professional Career:

·         SLR Consulting: founding Director of one of the fastest growing and most successful global environmental consulting firms. Started in 1994, and now employing over 1,300 professional staff in Europe, North America, Africa and Australasia. Andrew now has a part-time role advising major investors (banks and private equity houses) in the waste and renewable energy sectors.

 

Social Enterprise and Charity Sector:

·         Chair of Bristol Together, creating training and jobs for ex-offenders through the repair and refurbishment of empty properties.  Bristol Together raised a social impact bond of £1.6 million. Similar ventures are now under development in the Midlands and Glasgow.  http://www.bristoltogether.co.uk/

·         Founder and Chair of FareShare South West, a major local charity working with the food industry to divert surplus food to organizations working with marginalized and vulnerable people.  http://www.faresharesouthwest.org.uk/

·         Chair of Crisis Centre Ministries the leading homelessness charity in Bristol and operating a drop in centre / café, life skills course, Foodbank and night shelter for women as risk of domestic violence.

·         Trustee of Deki, a Bristol based charity providing microfinance to the developing world through a web based platform that can be accessed by investors.  http://www.deki.org.uk/

·         Chair of Changing Lives a successful charity shop based social enterprise generating significant funds for two leading charities and with outlets in various parts of the region in and around Bristol.  http://www.changinglivesinclevedon.co.uk/

·         Chair of Sea Mills Community Initiatives a local community based charity with a successful café located in a converted former public toilet block, and running on a fully sustainable basis offering local volunteer and training opportunities.  http://www.smci.org.uk/

·         Founder and chair of the 5K Partnership – a Bristol wide strategic initiative addressing food poverty across the city.  http://www.5kpartnership.org.uk/

·         Founder and chair of ‘SixtyOne’ – a partnership of organizations working in prisons or with ex-offenders and seeking to work together more effectively and more strategically. http://sixty-one.org/

·         Supporting the development of a number of social investment funds to support social enterprise, social housing and community infrastructure across Bristol and the surrounding region:

o   Member of the Investment Committee of the Resonance Bristol SITR Fund

Member of the Executive of the Bristol and Bath Regional Capital CIC