PR SPECIALIST & WORDSMITH
Introducing Alan Page in Derbyshire, close to Sheffield: hugely experienced PR consultant, copywriter and strategic marketer ...
Businesses and other organisations, international to provincial, have profited immensely from Alan Page's communications skills and huge experience. Alan has operated independently since 2010, working with a spectrum of agencies and direct clients. Looking back, he was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, north-east England. At school, he compiled a weekly newspaper. Fast forward and Alan was an undergraduate intern on the bustling business desk of a national daily in London's Fleet Street.
+ Journalism & Agencies
An English language scholar, Alan’s career unfurled into freelance journalism and copywriting. This ability to apply well-versed writing across the editorial and advertising divide is a rarity. He covered business and sport for the press and broadcasters. He honed copy for top creative agencies. A spell as a print industry marketing director followed.
+ PR Management
Alan entered public relations management in the mid-1970s to lead an accomplished young PR and advertising consultancy crew in the north-east, catering for clients in chemicals, construction, electronics, sport and the public sector. The next move was south to run the busy PR department at a leading business-to-business marketing services agency near London, soon becoming a director of the company and adding its corporate communications subsidiary to his management remit.
In 1990 Alan and a former employee founded an international public relations, advertising and marketing group, to operate from the Isle of Man and Windsor, west of London. Alan was chairman and chief executive for nearly two decades, heading up around 20 creative and support staff. Specialisms centred on marine, engineering, electronics, finance and leisure, working with multinational market leaders. Early retirement beckoned, but he was soon back, applying easy-on-budget skills as Alan Page Media Matters.
Alan became a member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists and Chartered Institute of Public Relations early in his career and belongs to ProCopywriters, the alliance of UK commercial writers. Personal interests are featured on Away From The Desk.