Profile

Allan specialises in circular economy and resource efficiency business engagement within the construction, public and third sectors. He has over 16 years’ experience of providing client and sector wide support initiatives around sustainability and the circular economy. He has a good insight into what are the drivers and barriers for sustainable thinking, the economic opportunities and practicalities of implementation and how best to communicate these messages to diverse audiences.

In championing circular economy, specifically within the construction sector, Allan has established himself as a leading expert in the delivery of support interventions, both at project and sector wide scale. Allan was highlighted by Resource Media in the top 30 of the industry’s ‘Hot 100’ list – a list of the top influencers in the waste and resources industry – in both 2019 and 2020. He is also an Innovation Champion for the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC).

Expertise

Allan is Resource Futures’ lead for circular economy across the UK and heads up a team of expert circular delivery practitioners. Allan manages key circular economy frameworks for Resource Futures including:

  • Zero Waste Scotland – Circular Economy Business Support Service
  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority – Circular Economy Business Support Service
  • Zero Waste Scotland – Circular Construction 1-2-1 Support Service
  • WRAP Cymru – Welsh Public Sector Circular Procurement Support Service

Since joining Resource Futures in 2016, Allan has led on numerous circular economy, sustainable procurement, carbon measurement, waste mapping and prevention projects across the UK for a range of private and public sector clients.

Allan specialises in the construction/built environment sector but has applied circular business support to businesses across a range of sectors.

His expertise includes:

  • Business models
  • Strategy development
  • Auditing, feasibility studies and technical reviews
  • Modelling and mapping
  • Hot spot analysis
  • Sector engagement initiatives
  • Partnership working
  • Supply chain engagement