Academic and Professional Qualifications:

BSc (Hons) Applied Chemistry – University of Salford
PhD Electrochemistry – University of Salford
CChem Chartered Chemist
MRSC Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry


After completing his PhD on the electrochemical aspects of materials for advanced batteries, Andrew undertook 4 years research into combustion-based enhanced oil recovery techniques. In 1996, he joined a venture capital funded company to develop a novel flame spray technology for the production of heating elements.

Andrew joined Burgoynes in 1999. He specialises in the investigation of fires and explosions including incidents involving chemical plant. He has investigated over 800 incidents ranging from small domestic fires to multi-million pound commercial and industrial losses.

Andrew has given evidence in Crown Court and has lectured on aspects of forensic investigations. Andrew is also part of the team providing Burgoynes’ Contamination Assessment Service.