The Alian Skills core team is composed of people with deep founded industry knowledge and decades of experience behind them.

Ian Gillgrass M.I.M.I
Ian Gillgrass M.I.M.IManaging Director
Ian spent 10 years working for the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and was instrumental in developing the successful industry led accreditation model of ATA (Automotive Technician Accreditation), now referred to as IMI Accreditation, which measured skills (competence) but was always seen by employers in the sector as relatively costly. ATA has been successful with over 50,000 individuals achieving recognition.
Ian originally comes from a technical background, both working with vehicle manufacturers and the independent sectors of the automotive industry to develop and deliver technical information into workshops.
He has operated his own successful workshop business as well as working in both the independent, fleet, franchised dealership workshops, all leading from a technical apprenticeship.
Ali Gordon M.I.A.B
Ali Gordon M.I.A.B
Alison (Ali as she likes to be called) has been a bookkeeper for nearly ten years, Ali is a qualified, practising member of the professional body the International Association of Bookkeepers. Her role includes ensuring business & personal accounts are accurate and up to date, and the relevant returns and taxes are on time.
Previously Ali managed various well-known brands of Health Club and spent many years in the financial sector.