Alan has had many years of youth work experience, starting off as a part-time worker before being appointed as Worker in Charge at various venues in the Blackpool and Fylde area, going on to become Head of Behaviour Support in Blackpool and then to be a Headteacher in Preston.

He has led two youth internationals to Poland, numerous residentials and a wide range of participative initiatives, and is an Accredited LCC Youth Work Trainer. As a Headteacher he introduced Youth Achievement Awards and Wider Key Skills, the Prince’s Trust XL Club, to his school and over the years has undertaken various projects with Young Lancashire.

Since taking early retirement Alan has worked part-time with a Motor Vehicle Training Company and has delivered a number of youth work projects on behalf of a registered charity Kickstart to Discovery.

He is a School Governor at two schools and in his spare time enjoys golf and sports photography.