Alan Brayley Started his career at 16 as an apprentice glass processor at a large Glass processing works. Moving on to take a managerial role.
Alan has worked from the shop floor through to senior management gaining knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes and the wider business aspects.
In 1991, Alan started his own company manufacturing hermetically sealed double glazed glass units. Following this, he expanded the business and started manufacturing and installing commercial and domestic aluminium windows, doors, curtain walling and other related products and services. Building it into a multimillion-pound turnover business.
Living in Southwest Wales, Alan is acknowledged as one of the region’s leading businessmen. He was appointed Chair of the Swansea West Business Park forum and whilst President of the Swansea Bay Business Club, he was instrumental in growing it to become the largest networking Business club in the region. Alan remains as a board member.
He has won numerous business awards and has also been recognised for his personal business achievements.
He is a Deputy Lord Lieutenant (DL) for West Glamorgan and is a High Sheriff in Nomination for 2023 / 2024.
Swansea University recently awarded him affiliate status in recognition of his significant contribution to the University.
He sits on the Bank of England’s West Wales Business Panel, works as a business mentor with Careers Wales, working with primary and secondary schools to enhance entrepreneurial and business skills, was elected Chair of Governors at a local primary school and is currently a Governor at a local Secondary school.
Alan is a veteran reservist having served 20 years as an infantry soldier and spends much of his time supporting other veterans and raising money for ABF The Soldiers Charity.