Educated at a local grammar school, before attending college in London and working on various projects in the Middle and Far East.
Founded Carlton Business Centre in 1992 using the ethos that it should be easy for businesses to make the move to a business centre in an as user friendly way as possible. Having run a number of his own companies he is well aware of the requirements of potential and existing tenants.
Alistair has a son who works in London and a daughter who lives and works in Dubai. He has two grandchildren.
He has an interest in two further businesses, as well as keeping fit and participating in a number of different sports.