Alan describes his role as project based; coordinating sub consultants and the internal team to make sure everything is delivered on time, on budget and to the highest possible quality.
Alan is an associate director and head of building surveying.
Alan, tell us an interesting fact that no one knows about you
I’ve been converting a Grade II listed chapel into a family home since 2012 and it’s been featured on TV. A film crew from the BBC followed me around for a year and it was aired back in 2014.
What is the best building in your city?
Insole Court in Cardiff. It’s a former Victorian manor house that is just beautiful, and it was actually a refurbishment project taken on by the building surveying team at Stride Treglown back in 2007. I didn’t know this until I joined the company. It’s set in some really lovely grounds and it’s such an interesting property.
What is the greatest invention ever?
I’d have to say the camera because a picture tells a thousand words, plus it allows us to record history.
Where do you see your career taking you?
I am keen to develop the building surveying services that we already offer into a nationwide presence in all of Stride Treglown’s offices. Ultimately, I’d like us to become recognised for delivering excellence on a national level.
If you weren’t in this career, what would you be?
A chef. I love to cook and get creative in the kitchen because it’s still a process based activity. I am logical and love working through a process. I’m not a baker, so it would be main meals and fun food like that.