Andy Hedgecock is a freelance writer, researcher and trainer. After working as a researcher in the commercial, adult education and university sectors for many years, specialising in knowledge elicitation and knowledge management, he founded Avenham Associates on 1 January 2001.
Andy has written for publications such as The Spectator, The Morning Star, Time Out, Penguin City Guides, The Oxford Companion to English Literature, Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, Interzone, The Third Alternative, Foundation and (in translation) the French magazine Yellow Submarine. Since 2006, he has been co-editor (fiction) of Interzone, Britain’s longest-running British sf magazine and winner of the British Fantasy Society Award for Best Magazine/Periodical. His story ‘The Loki Variations’ appeared in the prestigious Beta Life anthology, an Arts Council funded collaboration involving writers and scientists.
Andy has provided training and consultancy for Nottinghamshire Police, Lincolnshire Police, Northamptonshire Police, New College Nottingham, Goodmarriot and Hursthouse, West Nottinghamshire College, Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham City Transport, Nottingham City Hospital Trust, Oxford University Press, the BWB partnership, Wegener Direct Marketing, Apricot Management, Hale Consulting and CenterParcs. In addition Andy was external Chair of ILM’s Independent Higher Level learning Review Panel. He has written bids for adult learning and third sector organisations.