Alistair started in Nottinghamshire as an apprentice bricklayer on housing projects for Standen Construction in the 1980s, and on completion moved to Thomas Bow to work on housing and construction sites as Site Foreman, swiftly gaining promotion to Project Manager.
He joined Ropave Construction in 1991 and on becoming General Manager was instrumental in expanding the business to include contracts up to £2m in value.
In 1996 he moved to Bardon Aggregates as New Business Development Manager, becoming Regional Construction Manager, and subsequently General Manager of Bardon Construction. Alistair developed the business and was responsible for airfield, highway, and public realm contracts. After Bardon Plc merged with Camas in 1997, his role encompassed management of all the company’s Civil Engineering in the UK. Additionally, he became General Manager of the Midlands Urban Asphalt Plants in 2000, with responsibility for commercial and operational activities.
In July 2002, he redeveloped Thomas Bow Ltd as Managing Director and extended the business, acquiring a major shareholding of City Asphalt Ltd in 2005. Forming the Thomas Bow City Asphalt Group, incorporating Ashbow Estates Ltd and ID Construction Ltd, to operate not only in the Midlands, but in Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Bedfordshire and East Anglia.
In his free time, Alistair is Chairman of Nottingham Rugby, having been on the board since 2008. He played a pivotal role in moving the club from Meadow Lane to its home in Lady Bay, and setting up a sustainable operating model.