Alan Archer - Founder & Managing Director
Owner and founder of The Select Group of Companies Ltd., Alan's expertise in Plumbing/HVAC stems from early hands-on experience as owner/manager of his own plumbing and heating firm in the 1970s. His career led him overseas in the late 70s to a number of managerial Sales and Marketing roles within the Solar Energy and Refrigeration Industry in the USA and Japan. Returning to the UK in the late 80s he established Select International as a consultancy assisting US companies to establish a presence in Europe. A serial entrepreneur, Alan has since developed Select into 6 different businesses and divisions over two decades now involved in product design and development, manufacture, production, distribution, e-commerce and satellite warehousing.
In addition to his business activities, Alan has held and continues to hold a number of voluntary positions in the South West, including Governor of South Devon College (past), Chairman of Torbay Business Forum (past), Non-Executive Director of Torbay Economic Development Company (current), Business Ambassador for Torbay, Advisory Board Member Devon & Cornwall Business Council (current), Executive Member of the Heart of South West LEP Business Forum and Executive positions in both South Devon Int'l Trade Forum and S Devon Chamber of Commerce (past).
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