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 a senior associate and head of building surveying, a role he shares with Chris Kemp.
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.