"Alan has worked for me for over a year, and having done another superb job on our current programme, it was about time I wrote him a recommendation! Alan is an excellent Project and Implementation Manager, who deals with his work with a high level of authority, efficiency and accuracy. Alan has led our Implementation Workstream on this project, a tricky rollout of technical and business process upgrades to 164 TSB branches. He commands respect within the team, is well liked and easy to get along with. Brilliant job, Alan – thank you for everything and I hope to work with you again on the next project."

Mark Pratt, Head of Programme Delivery at Lloyds Banking Group - January 2014

"Alan & I worked together for a period of about 6 months in late 2010 / early 2011. Alan was a joy to work with, very personable & easy going. These are skills that served Alan well during our time together as he has an ability to engage with people at all levels, which was vital when it came to influencing Senior Management on the project we were working on. Truly customer focussed, he sets high standards for himself & those around him & therefore would have no hesitation in recommending Alan in any future capacity."

GD - December 2011

"Alan is a highly resourceful individual who delivers excellent performance both personally and through his team. I regard him as a skilled people manager as well as someone who deploys sound business insight, excellent IT skills and strategic awareness. A great team player."

CW - October 2011

"I volunteered to work with Alan during the Dress Rehearsals and subsequent Live Event of the Lloyds Banking Group Integration project and was impressed by his obvious organisation skills and attention to detail. Alan immediately identified how and where best placed to focus his resources to ensure that the project was supported across all areas. Alan identified strengths within his team and ensured that these were maximised by accurately matching his team with the multitude of tasks at hand, which resulted in an incredibly successful Live Event delivering ahead of schedule and with pin point accuracy. Alan demonstrated a calm sense of organisation during what was an incredibly intense and demanding situation and I would not hesitate to work with Alan again, and I wish him all the success for his future ventures."

BU - September 2011

"As a project manager within Commercial Change at Lloyds Banking Group, Alan worked with me on a pressured and complex programme. He hit the ground running, quickly finding his niche and adding value within the project and team. Alan was professional and extremely competent at all times. He managed issues and incidents of all kinds calmly and efficiently, displaying superb diplomacy and man-management skills whilst leading teams of constantly changing personnel, often under severe time constraints."

EM - September 2011

"I have worked with Alan on a key testing phase of the Integration program. During that time I viewed Alan as having a professional approach, strong communication and inter-personal skills. His organisational skills ensured that a complicated testing/sampling process involving both internal and external staff has been conducted within challenging timescales. The quality of the delivery has been underlined by the low error tolerance level achieved during these testing cycles."

PW - September 2011

"Alan joined the team part way through the project and quickly brought discipline and rigour to the planning and preparation of delivery. His cheery and personable demeanour helped team cohesion and he was always willing to go the extra mile."

MH - September 2011

"Alan worked very closely with me as a key stakeholder, taking the time to understand our specific requirements and then shaping his business accordingly to ensure we maximised the customer experience and that the front line sales teams were fully supported. His teams were highly motivated and were frequently top of key performance metrics. A highly personable manager who promotes trust and integrity as key attributes and highly respected by all who have worked for him."

SH - September 2011

"I first worked with Alan when he held a senior position at RBS. He is an excellent manager and leader and a supportive colleague. Every one of his team and all of his colleagues always speaks very highly of him. He is bright, committed and hard-working; the ultimate professional. Any organization would be fortunate to have him on their team and I would take every opportunity to work with him again."

FB-J - March 2011

"I worked very closely with Alan for many years. In that time I was privileged to see how Alan's skills and behaviours transformed The Private Banking Centre into a truly world class operation. I would have no hesitation in recommending or working with Alan in the future."

MD'A - March 2011

References are available upon request.