is Chairman of The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA). The NTIA was formed to
promote the benefits and enormous contribution of the Night Time Industries, the entrepreneurs
that create and innovate across the UK contributing 66 Billion UKP per year in revenue and
boosting employment, regenerating and generally improving our cities.
Alan was CEO of The Vibe Bar for almost 20 years, until Nov 2014. He is the co-founder of the
Truman Brewery, a 10-acre site in London’s East End. The Truman Brewery now has over 200
companies, ranging from recording studios to art galleries, entertainment spaces, restaurants,
bars, cafes, fashion and retail. It has helped regenerate a significant area of London, creating a
new cultural quarter. Alan sat on The Arts Council’s London Arts Board for several years. He is on
the board of the Mayor of London’s Night Time Commission and Music Development Board.
Alan speaks internationally about the benefits of Night Time Industry and how Urban Planning and
cities can benefit from the cultural and economic activities of this sector. He is often quoted in the
international press and writes regularly for major publications and appears with major
broadcasters. The current campaign The NTIA is heading up is #SaveNightlife at
www.savenightlife.com which has international artists, promoters, labels, festivals and creative
businesses supporting across Britain with the main emphasis of having the public engaged and
mobilised to share their views on how much they love nightlife. It has also supported from the start
#SaveFabric as a national and internationally recognised camapign.