Andy Preston

andy-preston-bioAndy Preston is Chair and founder of CEO Sleepout UK. Born and raised in Middlesbrough, Andy gained an MA from the University of Edinburgh before working in London as financial markets trader.

He successfully built and ran a number of trading businesses for international financial organisations, later creating and managing a large hedge fund group for a European bank.

After moving back to the North East, he supported a number of local businesses, providing them with ideas and capital.

Andy’s extensive experience of charities includes being a patron of international children’s charity ARK (2003-08) and regional chair of Fairbridge Teesside (2006-10). With Tanya Garland, he founded Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation in 2011 and has been instrumental in bringing together around 40 local businesses and individuals as patrons and supporters, raising more than £1.7 million in the charity’s first five years.

In 2014 Andy launched CEO Sleepout UK. With Andy as its driving force, CEO Sleepout has become a national phenomenon. He also chairs Tees Valley Education, a local multi academy trust.

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Latest Posts

  • Let’s shake up the charity sector
    13th March 2017
    Posted By: Andy Preston
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  • New Tees restaurant shares festive spirit with amazing grandparents
    28th December 2016
    Posted By: Andy Preston
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  • New restaurant offers a fork in the road for ex-offenders
    28th December 2016
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  • Leesa: here’s something to sleep on
    19th December 2016
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  • London calling – and Lord’s likely
    19th December 2016
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  • Food for thought
    19th December 2016
    Posted By: Andy Preston
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