First and foremost, Allan is a passionate Aberdonian. He has various business interests in the City, primarily in the hospitality sector.
After leading an MBO of The Workshop in 2002 he has developed it into the largest onshore contract catering business in the City.
In addition, he is the co-owner of a successful pub business incorporating two of the City’s busiest venues, McGinty’s and The Stag. He is particularly proud of the conversion of The Stag from a city eyesore to a modern appealing public house. Recently he has also acquired the busy West End sandwich/bistro business, Prego.
Allan is leading the Attractive City theme which is seeking to add value to the existing baseline services provided by Aberdeen City Council. He is keen to work with local levy payers to deliver projects to meet these objectives.
Outside work, he has a keen interest in all sports, in particular football, golf and horse racing.