First Century is a property investment company founded by Alex and his father. The portfolio currently consists of over 70 properties in the south of England and specialises in commercial property. They are continually looking for commercial and residential opportunities and welcome introductions to potential acquisitions and developments.
Vzaar is a leading online video service providing corporates with a professional and fully integrated SaaS video solution. Alex has worked with the company since 2007 and was appointed to the board in 2009.
Alex uses his knowledge of the Marine, Firearms, Shooting, Agriculture, Catering, Accounting and Automotive industries to provide services on long or short term projects under the umbrella of The Blue Group Limited. The company was founded in 2008 and is currently focusing on multiple projects with in the UK shooting industry.
St. Clair's is the family estate and shoot. Alex is responsible for the day to day management of the estate which is c.1000 acres, and produces wheat, barley, and rye grass, as well as a small number of rare breed livestock, including Lop & Tamworth pigs, Southdown sheep and different varieties of turkey for Christmas. The Pheasant & Partridge shoot has built a solid reputation over the past 15 years, providing great shooting with flawless hospitality and is currently booking two seasons in advance.
The Mediterranean has some of the best cruising waters in the world, but finding the most idyllic spots can be tricky, and there is a lack of good information online to help cruisers. Alex & Carol spent most of 2012 exploring the Balearics and documenting what they found in their cruising guide. Their cruising plans have currently been put on hold due to their young family, but they plan to continue their explorations at some point in the future!
Alex was involved with Global Datacenter Managment from its incorporation in 2003. He worked closely with the founders Robert Neave & Lee Moreton and was responsible for setting up the IT infrastructure needed to develop the product. He became Global Director of Infrastructure & Support in 2006 and was responsible for all customer support and 4 offices worldwide.
Park House Investments
At Park House, Alex worked with the development director, David Thorne, on the acquisition of nursing home sites for development, redevelopment or expansion. During his time there, he worked on the acquisition, planning, and sale of the site that is now Shelbourne Senior Living in Sway, Hampshire as well as many others.
This was the first company that Alex setup whilst studying business & theatre at Hurtwood House in 1998. It provided IT support & website design for small businesses in the home counties. It soon grew to more than a part time job and Alex left fulltime education at the beginning of 1999.
Hurtwood House, Nr. Guildford : 1998-1999
Wellington College, Crowthorne : 1995-1998
Lambrook, Winkfield : 1992-1995
Stubbington House, Ascot : 1990-1992
Coweth Park, Sunningdale : 1987-1990