Andy has a lifetime of interest in electronics, which started by taking many things apart as a child!
He is a full member of the Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers (MInstSCE), and is an Associate member of the Institute of Acoustics (IOA). He holds further qualifications in Acoustics and building acoustic measurement from the IOA.
He has been involved operating church sound equipment for over 40 years, and started APi Sound & Visual in 2003 after 14 years in the AV industry. He is married to Bryoni, has three children and is involved in leading worship in his local church where he gets to experience being on the other end of the sound system. At other times he can be found on the water or thinking about it.
Bryoni is the wife of the MD, and studied Maths at Exeter University. She has general oversight of finances of the company. She has a background in database software gained while working for local government. When she has a break from being Mum to three children, she also enjoys sewing, plays the violin and piano and relaxing times on the water with Andy.
Steve is City and Guilds qualified in electronic diagnosis and was a senior technician with Granada TV Rental before spending six years running his own business within the electronics servicing industry. It was in 1999 that he joined Andy Pidsley in working within the audio-visual sphere, a relationship that continues to the present day. Steve demonstrates extensive knowledge of customer service, fault diagnosis and equipment installation at APi as well as being on the senior management team. He is a family man with three children and several grand children and enjoys walking and cycling during his leisure time.
Senior Project Engineer
Andrew found his element when, aged 14, he started running charity discos for his school. Upon leaving he qualified for a BTEC in Electronics and joined a small specialist firm designing and building bespoke electronics. Subsequently he worked for a fire alarm company, building, testing and commissioning fire alarm panels and systems, rising to become their I.T. Manager before joining APi Sound & Visual during 2009 where he ably demonstrates his vast knowledge of both computer hardware and software. He has a reputation for never failing to come up with a solution to any technical problem! He is a devoted father to his two sons. He occupies his spare time practising music within worship and studying software problems.
Matt is all about sound and vision. He spent his teenage years dreaming of a job in broadcast and television, becoming a member of the National Youth Theatre and gaining work experience with the BBC, ITV, ITN and Channel 4.
Having worked for ITV he left the bright lights of TV production to join the electrical charge of running his own business. Gaining qualifications he has a wide knowledge of both location and studio production as well as practical electrical understanding. He combines this with excellent client liaison.
Within APi Matt combines his engineering installation role with sales visits and pre installation surveys.
Matt attends a small church in his town on the edge of Dartmoor with his wife and three children. He enjoys walking and cycling with the family dog Wilson.
Ash has had a wide range of professional experience within the theatre and live entertainment arena as well as being a qualified electrician. He brings all of these skills to bear within APi where he is contributing much to our projects that take place mainly in older buildings.
He is a father to two children. Outside of work he has a keen interest in tech, theatre and music and is an enthusiastic volunteer in his local church.
Robin worked for TNT for 12 years in all areas of accounts and customer service. She left TNT after having her second child and became a childminder for 3 years, followed by working in a preschool, as this fitted around her girls. Her passion is accounts (and watching rugby), and as her girls are now older, she has returned to this at APi for which we are very grateful.
Alison graduated in Tourism with Business Studies and started her career in tourism marketing working for the West Country Tourist Board and Exeter City Council. She began working for APi Sound & Visual in 2008 and enjoys combining her work with being Mum to her 2 children. Recently she has taken on a greater responsibility in overseeing the sales process and being part of our senior management team. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and sewing, as well as running a local Girlguiding Unit.