Our Experience

Andy Collins
Principal Consultant
LinkedIn Profile

Andy is the Principal of Matchstick Solutions and has over 30 years of industry experience having worked for BOC Gases, ICI, Nissan Motor Company and British Telecom across three continents. He was a General Manager at BOC who was responsible for the successful outsourcing of the transport fleet, integrated and centralised contact centres in the UK, USA and Australia and developed a number of extremely effective sales teams. During this time he became accredited as a sales trainer and a change practitioner.  At the heart of everything he did and achieved were the people and this is also a central focus for Matchstick Solutions. He has franchise and network experience gained through his Business Development role at Nissan. During this time he also broadened his product knowledge and training experience in the Motor Industry – and credits his success to the people he was privileged to work with. During his career he has developed a passion for coaching, training and development of individuals and truly believes that people are the key to organisational success. Andy has extensive links with a broad range of industry professionals and trainers to ensure we can provide solutions for any of your business needs!

 Matchstick Solutions have enjoyed working with clients to deliver:

  • Ongoing 4 days Residential Leadership Programs for Coles
  •  Multiple 2 day Leadership training courses for Ford Motor Company
  • 3 day Orientation Training for Jaguar Land Rover
  • Lecturing Diploma Units and assessment for Swinburne University
  • Sales process training for the franchise operations division of Steelx -  Sheds’N’Homes
  • Sales process assessment and design for Global Vision Media
  • Workshop Facilitation of HR senior organisational team for BOC
  • Product and sales process training for Jaguar Land Rover in Australia and Asia

Our clients Say:

“For what it is worth you are the best “whole” trainer I have experienced at Ford. And the best I have encountered in a long working life” Bernie H Ford


“Andy was awesome, very professional and had superb knowledge with enthusiasm” Lisa
“Your balance of content, experience, fun, focus and composure makes listening and learning easy” Richard
“You took the time to give me some feedback and I really appreciate it. I have learnt so much about myself and others and you have taught me valuable ways to interact with staff. Keep up the high energy levels”. Naomi
“Thanks for being such a passionate teacher and so open with your life experiences, made the week so much more enjoyable” Tamina
“Thanks for your insights. Rarely do we get an opportunity to stop and listen. As long as the weeks been, your words will resonate in my head for a long time to come” Lincoln
And my personal favourite piece of feedback I have ever had “good bloke, no hair”


"Sheds n Homes will have a record sales month this month and last month was 2nd highest on record. Feedback from distributors on your work was great and held in high regard. Many described it as the most valuable part of the conference ." 

“We have engaged Andy on a number of training and design programs within the Sewells Group. He is a training professional who is timely and meticulous with his design work while being a very engaging and enthusiastic trainer. We receive nothing but positive feedback on his style, approach and delivery of product and process skills.”
Senior Account Manager – Sewells Group

 "At CAE we have found Andy to be a professional, diligent, and dependable coach for the MoveUp! Program. His attention to detail is unsurpassed as is his ability to communicate and adapt to systems of change, particularly in respect of audit requirements.  He is an enthusiastic and engaging presenter and delivers professional coaching and assessments for the Diploma program as well as having built a strong relationships with his students and CAE staff ." 
Catherine Bragagnalo CAE Business Programs and MoveUp! Co-ordinator

 "In a recent workshop facilitated by Andy for my direct reports real progress was made in understanding the meaning of true leadership rather than just managing a team. Andy's skills as a facilitator allowed my team to deal a range of difficult issues and a clear action plan emerged at the end of the day. Great result."  Graeme Bartram - Director of Human Resources, BOC

"I worked with Andy over a number of years and different roles at BOC, Andy has a talent for facilitation and being up the front of the room. I was always impressed at the way he related to people from many different levels of employees in the organisation, from frontline truck drivers, customer service and sales people through to executives. Andy is easily able to adapt his style to suit individuals, so that he is able to connect with people and facilitates their learning. He ran a number of very successful programs in different roles during his time at BOC. I would highly recommend him as a Change Management & Learning Professional."   HR Manager, Energy at BOC