Allan works with a range of clients offering business support, advice and guidance. Specific areas of responsibility include working with businesses wishing to join the community, accessing the benefits of working with the Cloud Innovation Centre.
As a graduate in Business Studies, Allan was recruited by a leading Electronic Test Engineering House, going on to manage key accounts across the UK and Ireland.
Having developed expertise in marketing bespoke equipment solutions, Allan went on to set up a new start up business consultancy, geared towards offering commercial support to specialist equipment suppliers shipping to a range of sectors including Aerospace, Electronics and Automotive manufacturing on a national and international scale.
A slight change of direction followed with a move to Gateshead College, where Allan held a lead role in helping to develop the curriculum, particularly in areas such as employability and entrepreneurship.
Allan now focusses on supporting new and growing businesses, across a range of sectors predominantly based in the Northern Region.