chairman, Night Time Industries Association (NTIA); leading campaigner, #SaveNightlife
Alan D Miller is chairman of the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA). The NTIA was formed to promote the benefits and enormous contribution of the Night Time Industries, the entrepreneurs that create and innovate across the UK contributing £70 Billion per year in revenue and boosting employment, regenerating and generally improving our cities. The NTIA provides a voice to challenge some of the problematic thinking hoisted on to UK entrepreneurs in policy and by local authorities – and to provide concrete alternatives.
The NTIA is a part of The Night Time Commission with the mayor of London; Alan sits on this as well as the London Music Board. The creation of a Night Czar for London is one of the wins The NTIA has been involved with helping to create – as well as working with other British city leaders to ensure industry work together with authorities and getting all to understand the enormous economic, cultural and social value of UK nightlife. Most recently a Nightlife Advisory Board, Office and Officer were just voted in to New York, which The NTIA helped behind the scenes with as well as Manchester appointing Sacha Lord as Night Time Economy Advisor. Further cities are exploring similar approaches with The NTIA nationally and internationally.
The campaign being run across Britain currently is #SaveNightlife and The NTIA encourages everyone to sign the petition to local MP’s and councillors at http://savenightlife.com/
Alan was CEO of The Vibe Bar for almost 20 years as well as being co-founder of the Old Truman Brewery, a 10-acre site in London with over 200 companies, ranging from recording studios to art galleries, entertainment spaces, restaurants, bars, cafes, fashion and retail. It has helped regenerate a significant area of London, creating a new cultural quarter – demonstrating in reality what ‘Place Making’ is all about. Alan sat on The Arts Council’s London Arts Board for several years and ran The New York Salon in NYC for a decade, a forum for inter-disciplinary, open debate.
In the last year, Alan has spoken to audiences in Stockholm, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Amsterdam and Warsaw as well as regularly across the UK. He writes and comments both nationally and internationally across most media.