Corporal Andy Reid MBE

Celebrity Speaker

Introduction
Andy Reid is a former British Army Soldier who served for 15 years in the Army and is now an acclaimed inspirational speaker.
Performances
1 x 60 lecture / presentation / Q&A
Audience
UK and International (English speaking)
Location
United Kingdom
Home Airport
Manchester, UK (MAN)



Andy Reid MBE lost both his legs and his right arm after stepping on an IED device whilst serving with the 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment inAfghanistan in 2009.

He astounded people with his recovery, spending only 2 weeks in hospital before returning home.

A testament to his attitude in overcoming such adversity, he doesn’t let the severity of his injuries stop him from going forward with a positive mind set. Andy has been skydiving and took part in a 10K Run. He won The Sun’s Military Award for Overcoming Adversity in 2010.

Andy produced his autobiography, ‘Standing Tall’ and in 2019 he received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to charity.

In 2021 during the covid pandemic Andy Co-founded the Standing Tall Foundation providing free mental health and drug and alcohol counselling to veterans and civilians, as well as being a motivational speaker, working with some of the UK’s leading companies.

Andy is an accomplished speaker, having spoken at numerous corporate engagements. His incredible story is one that has a lasting effect on all who hear him speak. His testimonials are evidence of this.

In 2022, Andy took on his biggest challenge to date. On the 13th anniversary of being injured in Afghanistan, Andy decided to climb the world’s highest free standing mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro and 14 days after setting off he became the 1st triple amputee to reach the top.

Andy is an accomplished and favourite speaker on cruise ships where his audiences are truly inspired by his story.

Andy Reid talks……

Corporal Andy Reid MBE
Celebrity and Motivational Speaker