Hi, I’m Alasdair. I am a director of Hotblack Desiato and based in our Highbury office. I have variously worked in the music business and catering before joining Hotblack in 2009 following a nationally based role at another estate agency. I was born in Paddington, and have lived in the Middle East, then during my late teens and twenties in Scotland, Oxford and Hampshire ending up back near where I started. A long-suffering Arsenal fan, I’m also a keen cyclist which is just as well given the parking and traffic situation where we operate. I very much enjoy being part of the community in Islington, Highbury and Stoke Newington where I lived for many years. We are blessed to have many independent retailers & businesses locally and a strong sense of community. I try not to lose sight of the fact we work in villages, and the importance of giving measured, sensible advice and build relationships rather than simply trying to win business. Outside of work I spend a lot of time on my bike, in the USA, and enjoying quality time with my cats and my family. We have pretty decent coffee here in the office so please do pop in, that’s when we don’t get it from Vent over the road by the church.