was heavily involved in politics in his native Scotland throughout the 1980’s and 90’s where he was Assistant National Secretary, Glasgow Area Organiser, National Executive Committee Member, National Organisation Committee Member and spokesperson on various portfolios for the Scottish National Party as well as playing a key leadership role in a range of community based campaigns.
Prior to establishing TWP Solutions in 2010, Alex had joined Avanta (incorporating TNG and InBiz) in 2006 as their Director of Business Development and Marketing, enhancing not only their market growth but their positioning in the market over the next four years(as set out above).
In 2003 he had joined Reed in Partnership utilising his political and networking capabilities to ease the transition and implementation process for new contract wins. He was then appointed to the role of Head of Business Development ensuring that they continued to win new government contracts over the next 3 years. He also lead the Product Development team that created an entirely new suite of learning materials to assist Reed in Partnership customers gain the skills required to secure and sustain employment.
Having previously been a graduate and Advisory Board member of Common Purpose in Glasgow, Alex left Scotland in 2002 and became the Regional Director for Yorkshire of the leadership development charity. Common Purpose programmes encourage influencers to lead beyond the confines of their immediate environment and contribute to the wider development of their communities.
Following the establishment of the Scottish Parliament in 1997, he became Head of External Relations for BT in Scotland where he led on their approach to Corporate Social Responsibility and Economic Development. It was during this time that Alex first became actively involved in the Welfare to Work sector, ensuring that BT became the biggest provider of jobs under New Deal during its first year of operation anywhere in the UK.
He was involved in the original development of Working Links and went on to become the first Chair of its UK National Advisory Forum and a Public Appointee to the Scottish Executive’s Welfare to Work Taskforce.
Alex has participated in a number of Scottish Government reviews and committees as a private sector representative over the years; including the Local Anti- Poverty Action Team, Digital Scotland Taskforce on Digital/ Social Inclusion & the Scotland Committee of the United Nations International Year of Volunteering.
Alex has held a number of board positions in the voluntary sector over the years including as a Director of Young Enterprise Scotland and their trading arm YESCO; as a Director of Right Track – a charity that delivers training to excluded young people; and is currently a Director of Homes for Good Investments and Homes for Good CIC (voted Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year 2016 at both the Social Enterprise Awards and Scottish Business Awards). Alex is an alumnus of the Institute of International Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland.