Alan has spent the majority of his working life involved in start-up business ventures in various commercial sectors, including property, construction, social and healthcare and IT software development.
His career path has involved research and analysis into specific sectors, identification of potential opportunities, selection of appropriate business partners, establishment of company infrastructures, recruitment of skilled staff and growth until eventual sale.
A serial entrepreneur, Alan has created and built new businesses in a variety of sectors as a shareholder, CEO and chairman. Two of his ventures are care-related businesses comprising residential, nursing and EMI care homes including operating EMI beds for the NHS, a school for children with learning disabilities and providing support and accommodation for adults with learning disabilities in the community.
Alan was also co-founder and director of shop4support and is a trustee of My Life Legacy.