Andy Bishop has spent many years working in the UK and international bar sector as publisher and director of events. Andy launched Theme Magazine, the UK's first magazine for Bar Culture twenty years ago and ran the prestigious Theme Awards, Theme Design Forum and Theme Best Bartender events that helped to launch the UK bar industry.
In 2000 Andy launched the London Bar Show, a dedicated exhibition for bar owners and operators, bartenders, drinks companies and designers. At its peak the London Bar Show attracted over 12,000 dedicated bar professionals from throughout the UK and the world. Andy exported this winning format to the Netherlands and more recently to Russia with the launch of Moscow Bar Show in 2011.
Since 2009 Andy Bishop has worked as an independent consultant to the international bar sector, working with Shaun Clarkson ID, United Business Media and Barcode.