Alan is the Founder of Brewgooder, the craft beer brand on a mission to bring 1,000,000 people clean drinking water. Brewgooder became the first social enterprise brand to gain a national listing with Asda in October 2016 just 3 months after launching their flagship style Clean Water Lager with a successful £60,000 crowdfund. Brewgooder has grown in just 36 months to over 3000 stockists in the UK, and has delivered clean water projects for 64,784 people to date in Malawi.
Alan was recognised as a Big Issue Top 100 Changemaker in 2018, and is an Obama Foundation European Young Leader.
As a social entrepreneur he has been involved in the growth of Social Bite in Scotland, the high street sandwich chain which employs, trains and houses homeless and vulnerable people, along side his business partner he has welcomed Hollywood stars such as George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio to his event, the Scottish Business Awards, raising over £3m, as well as Sleep In The Park which raised £7.4m and released 800 mainstream houses for rough sleepers in Scotland by the end of 2018. In 2019 he took his ambition to end homelessness global with the launch of World’s Big Sleep Out, which aims to bring together 50,000 people across 50 cities globally to help fight homelessness on an international scale.