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 the Walmart Group 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 internationally, and has delivered clean water projects for over 61,000 people across 130 projects in Malawi.
Alan has also been involved in the growth of Social Bite in Scotland, the high street sandwich chain which employs, trains and houses homeless and vulnerable people, helping welcome Hollywood stars such as George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio to the Scottish Business Awards, raising over £3m for good causes. Since 2017 Alan has played a leading role in "Sleep In The Park" which saw 12,000 people give up their beds across Scotland, raised £4m and released 800 mainstream houses for rough sleepers in Scotland’s four major cities.
He is a passionate believer in the power of 'altruistic consumerism' where everyday people can change the world for the better through everyday spending habits and is on a personal mission to bring social enterprise brands into the mainstream.
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