Alan is an entrepreneur and passionate about the regeneration of Yorkshire, encouraging skills and investment into the region.
Alans group Heartly investments group is involved in the private sector led Northern Powerhouse initiative through the Globe Innovation Centre in Slaithwaite, logistical parks and offices and residential development across Yorkshire. He is the visiting professor of entrepreneurship at Huddersfield University. He was awarded a CBE for his work on the CBI’s Initiative for Europe. He has hosted Boris Yeltsin at Summits and advised Prime Ministers on business policies. A Mancunian originally he hopes he has secured a long term passport to Yorkshire.
Hartley Group is involved in 4 main sectors of business; innovation, property, finance and natural resources. The origins of the group are from 1532.