Andy Ridout

Group Managing Director

Andy Ridout

Group Managing Director

Andy founded Advance TRS in 2011 and today the company continues to be widely acknowledged as one of the fastest growing of its kind. In that time Andy has built an exceptional team of consultants who, having benefited from his experience and work ethos are fast becoming well-known for their own highly respected recruitment capabilities.

A member of the Institute of Recruitment Consultants, Andy has been celebrated for his services to recruitment and the rail sector throughout his career, most notably through receiving the Highly Commended Recruiter of the Year Award 2012.

“The growth of Advance TRS has been staggering and at times overwhelming, but it has been one hell of an exciting ride and the countless challenges we have come up against have brought incredible reward. I am very proud to lead a business founded on our core values of Quality, Integrity, Loyalty, Commitment and Honesty and our enthusiastic and dynamic staff who extol them.”

Andy is perhaps equally well known for his relentless charity work and advocacy for children’s charity Railway Children as he is for his recruitment prowess. To date, Andy has run marathons, completed triathlons, ironmans and even climbed Mount Everest to raise money and awareness for street children in need of help, support and shelter in the UK and across the world. His sponsored activities and fundraising at industry events have in total raised over £30,000 for the charity.

Find out about Andy’s latest fundraising efforts on our company news feed. 

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    Andy has continued to find me regular long time work on numerous occasions. He is very professional in his approach. Always contactable and approachable.

    " Dean , Project Manager -
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    For the decade I’ve known Andy, he has always had a detailed knowledge of the rail industry’s projects and organisations. More than this, Andy understands the myriad of roles specified by recruiting firms in the rail industry – far more than most recruiters I’ve spoken to.

    " Mark , Technical Delivery Lead -
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    Andy always delivered timely results, understanding the brief quickly and then effectively sourcing candidates before moving to manage their integration into their business role and their ongoing support.

    " Mark , Managing Director Rail -