Head of Technical

All About Alan

I’m Alan. I’m the Head of Technical at All About Food. I am passionate about music and am a presenter on Bolton FM, presenting the AAA Rock Show with Andrew on Mondays from 10pm until midnight. I also ride a Triumph Bonneville America, but not while presenting my radio show – that would be plain dangerous!


I have a degree in Microbiology. I worked for Warburton’s for 16 years and was Head of Food Safety and have worked in senior technical positions for a number of companies, including AB World Foods (Patak’s and Blue Dragon), IPL (part of Asda Wal-Mart) and Vitaflo, which made foods for special medical purposes, treating people with metabolic diseases. That was incredibly rewarding and frightening in equal measures. Mistakes had serious consequences, so we had to be absolutely sure we didn’t make any, but our products helped people to lead complete and fulfilling lives.


I have a lot of experience, but I still have an insatiable passion for learning.

Proudest Moments

Everything about my family

Passing my motorcycle test

Completing a 6 part radio series on Led Zeppelin that was 1.5 years in the making

Going without alcohol for 11 months and 20 days for a bet.


Believes in:

People – a company’s greatest asset if you treat them well.


Music – many types, not just rock. I have about 900 CDs.

Reading – biographies an old-fashioneded novels (Dickens, etc.). I have about 300 books.


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All About Food Ltd, The Tree House, Maple Court, White Moss Business Park, Skelmersdale, WN8 9TG.

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