PR SPECIALIST & WORDSMITH
Alan Page in the Derbyshire Peak District is a hugely experienced PR consultant, business writer and strategic marketer ... now retired. Alan remains busy, as media relations manager for Buxton Football Club in the National League North and managing editor of the Peak District's foremost community magazine, The Village Voice. He is also available for selective one-off projects.
Seasoned communicator Alan Page was born in Newcastle upon Tyne. 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, electronics, finance and leisure, working with multinational market leaders.
Having taken early retirement, Alan started up a freelance service as Alan Page Media Matters in 2010. Clients included one of the top accountancy practices and a specialist engineering group, in Kent and the West Midlands respectively, plus marketing sector agencies in London, Greater Manchester and the East Midlands.
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.