Andi Ford (IT Manager & Theatre Boss)
My biggest achievement since leaving St Brendan's has been setting up my own theatre company.
ProAct Theatre company has been running successfully for 14 years now - www.proacttc.co.uk. Since leaving the College I have had a couple of careers, firstly in the IT industry which I moved into after leaving university. I then moved into Contact Centre management working for 'Orange' before combining both jobs in my current job as Operations Manager for an IT and Communications company.
Since leaving St Brendan's I have also travelled to a number of countries, in particular the United States, and I am heavily involved in the amateur theatre community in Bristol.
My advice to current students is to take the opportunities that come your way, don't over think things. Grasp all the experiences, enjoy them and learn from them.
If I could change one thing about my time at St Brendan's it would be to study more! Although I met my best friends at St Brendan's and we are still best friends 20 years on and that, I wouldn't change for anything.
I hope that in ten years time I will be working in the IT industry part time and running my theatre company full time.