Alan began his career as an engineer, working with IBM mainframes before moving on to System Engineering He was selected to become an IBM proposal consultant, it was here that he first became exposed to the arcane art of bids and proposals. Then he was headhunted several times to a series of bid management and consultancy roles.
Later became a Sales Manager, facilitator and trainer, developing additional skills . Alan now has his own company, providing bid and proposal services as well as running training workshops.
Alan joined APMP in 2009 and was appointed to the board of the APMP UK in 2016 as the Certification Director. He has been heavily involved with the mentoring programme and the conference training days.