Alan is a PR expert whose career involves representing and promoting leading charities, campaigns, and corporations. As a former national journalist, he has vast experience of media affairs and strategic communications, and speaks to the country's leading reporters and producers on a daily basis. In 2021, he was named in the top 15 small agency PR & comms influencers in the world.
Prior to working in PR, Alan was political editor of the Scottish Daily Mail, reporting from the Scottish Parliament and the House of Commons for eight years. He was secretary of the Scottish Parliamentary Journalists’ Association and a multiple award winner at the Scottish Press Awards, which he now judges. Before joining the Mail, he was a senior reporter at the Edinburgh Evening News.
Alan was communications director for Scottish Labour between 2016 and 2017 and knows how politics works behind-the-scenes. He has since worked in public relations for several clients, including cross-party political campaigns and charities.