Andy Bartlett founded Roam Everywhere in 2016 and within just three years the company has not only made terrific success locally but also nationally and internationally. In partnership with some of the biggest names in the hospitality scene, it can only be said it is a business building more momentum every day.
So, who is behind the brand?
Andy was born and raised in Darlington, County Durham and is now based there. He credits his time at Barnard Castle school for bringing out his winning and entrepreneurial mindset, especially as an active and competitive sportsman. His first business began during his time at school and he can remember walking to the town to stock up on sweet treats to then sell to his peers – at the age of 11. Andy grew up with the influence of horse racing. He found not only the riders but the animals too, inspiring and he held great admiration for them.
Horse racing found Andy suddenly. A friend of his, who is renowned within the racing world, told him to take a quick spin around a racecourse and within no time, Andy was to become a professional in the sport. He was offered a job as a full-time jockey and immediately took the offer. He left school at age 16 to pursue what he thought would be his life long career.