Alan Lusty began his engineering career as an instrument apprentice at Albright & Wilson (an international chemical manufacturer) based in Oldbury near to where he grew up. It was here that he developed a keen interest in engineering and developed his business skills.
Alan is the founder and CEO of Kings Norton’s awarding winning ADI Group. Founded in 1990 with the vision to create a ‘one stop shop’ for total engineered solutions, Alan has grown ADI from a single-disciplined electrical engineering business to a multi-disciplinary group comprising 17 companies and 23 service divisions. Under Alan’s direction, the Group has quadrupled in size and turnover since 2005, culminating in a 2014 turnover of £64m, and staff of over 450.
Working closely across the West Midlands and Worcestershire with organisations such as Business In The Community (via their Ready For Work and Business Class Programmes), and the Design & Technology Associations Skills Gap Programme, Alan is passionate about investing in the local community and contributing to the development of STEM skills to help pave the way for the next generation of engineers.