“Alan is a business coach with a large number of contacts in the business community and also a large amount of knowledge to share with an open coaching style that encourages people to open up to him. Since lockdown began, Alan has been holding a zoom session for an hour at 8 a.m. EVERY SINGLE WEEKDAY, without missing one day. On these zoom sessions, people from the business community in Scotland participate to share knowledge, train each other, help each other, support and comfort each other. He has engaged speakers such as Andy Bounds, Michael Heppell and Miles Duncan to provide training on specific topics.
He has also shown up on Linkedin every single day, with posts intended to educate, show appreciation and share information about businesses who have something interesting to say. The very fact that he has shown up every day to provide this type of “just being there for whatever people need” approach says to me that he is truly a local hero.”