Do you want to transform the way you connect with important groups such as the media, investors, customers, partners, regulators and recruits? Are you looking to establish your company’s reputation as a productive, successful innovator?

Allerton Communications is a corporate and financial PR consultancy practised at making high-growth companies really stand out from the crowd. Management teams active in several sectors choose us to get their message across clearly and with impact – cutting through the noise and clutter.

Our difference

For companies wishing to get closer to crucial audiences including investors and financial advisers, our advice and support combines established PR and digital skills to deliver exceptional results.

MiFID II has imposed major restrictions on equity research coverage as a communication channel for quoted growth companies. Now, professional and retail investors research opportunities online.

By monitoring responses to your media coverage and social-media activity, and tracking visits to client websites, we work with companies to develop compelling content, to convert initial interest to active support.

As experienced business journalists and communication professionals, we know the City, the investor world, the UK regions and the media. From IPO to M&A, we generate substantial, measurable results for our clients. Read more in our News section.

For high-growth private companies and those backed by outside investors, we work with management to develop and enact a communications strategy that supports the wider corporate objective through engagement with important audiences and opinion leaders.

Allerton works for businesses in energy and sustainability, technology, healthcare, and financial and professional services – and other sectors.

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Who we are

Peter Curtain
Peter Curtain Director
Peter is an experienced adviser to companies, private-equity investors, advisory firms, business organisations and educational institutions. An award-winning journalist and ex-newspaper Business and City Editor, he has successfully led communications on IPOs, fundraisings, M&A and restructurings. Peter moved to the UK after qualifying as a solicitor in Australia.
Vanessa Hunt
Vanessa HuntAssociate
An experienced social-media expert, content provider and certified trainer, Vanessa is also a marketing and CRM consultant to companies and organisations internationally. A published author, she has written widely on marketing strategy, digital marketing, content marketing and business development.
Helen Kitchen
Helen KitchenSocial media expert
Helen negotiates the fast-moving digital world to support businesses and professional institutions in managing their reputations to make them more interesting and relevant to their stakeholders. A public-relations adviser and recognised expert with over 17 years’ experience, she integrates established communication methods with social media to support emerging and blue-chip companies.
George Gray
George GrayPublishing and design expert
George is our publishing and design expert, an international editor with a long career in newspapers. At one time Assistant Editor of a major UK regional daily, he has worked for the Press Association and used his creative skills as an editorial and publishing consultant in the UK, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Who we work with

What they say

“We appointed Allerton Communications to raise our profile as an AIM company and found them experienced, resourceful, disciplined and effective. The Allerton team understand the City and the media and are genuinely interested in what we do and our company’s success. They do their homework, stay in touch and are organised and professional, offering practical advice and producing fresh ideas. Allerton add form and substance to our own communication efforts while generating awareness of our business and extending our audience.”

David Baynes

CEO, Fusion IP plc
“We appointed Allerton to get our company better known in our sector and more generally. They quickly came to grips with our requirements, proving organised and effective. They know the media and have surprised us with some of the results they’ve achieved. They have also proved adept at originating content and producing research.”

David Rae

CFO, Innasol
“Allerton has shown a consistent ability to grasp our story and take the lead in formulating effective press and other corporate communications. Peter Curtain has been proactive and creative in achieving visibility for MCB Finance.”

Rami Ryhanen

CEO, MCB Finance Group plc
“Allerton has supported the QCA over a number of years. Peter Curtain is an effective developer of messages, has a good range of contacts and has helped us greatly to get the attention of those who matter.”

Tim Ward

CEO, The Quoted Companies Alliance
“Allerton was diligent in providing us with a well targeted and most effective press campaign based around a corporate fundraising. We were delighted with the press coverage we received. Peter Curtain is focused and resourceful, taking minimum management time without compromising the end result.”

John Flavell Smith

Chief Operating Officer, Greenrock Energy Limited
PR Moment Awards Shortlisted

Latest news

Making news: how to supercharge investor communications in the MiFID II era

July 23, 20190 Comments
Regulatory news is a vital tool in investor relations. Also important is generating media interest and coverage. It’s great to excel at these channels – but they’re only part of the picture. Your wider corporate conversation should be even more value-creating – filling in gaps, injecting emotion, producing an overview – to positively inform investor
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We’re hiring: Corporate PR professional

July 9, 20190 Comments
Allerton Communications, a boutique corporate and financial PR firm specialising in energy, sustainability and growth companies, is expanding. We’re seeking an able, resourceful freelance PR professional to join our team in delivering great results for exciting growth-company clients in energy, cleantech, resource efficiency, transport and built environment, plus technology, healthcare and finance. Working mainly from
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Increased press regulation not only hurts free speech, it’s bad for PR too – PR Week article

November 4, 20160 Comments
Allerton’s Peter Curtain shares his views on what press regulation proposals mean for PR:  
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How PR changed thinking on water conservation in the Australian suburbs

June 1, 20160 Comments
See Peter Curtain’s blog post for
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Allerton talks IPOs to NatWest ContentLive

April 26, 20160 Comments
Peter Curtain of Allerton gives his views on what companies can expect when they float here in this article.
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Private equity gets seriously busy in North of England

March 23, 20160 Comments
Peter Curtain reports on a recent trip. We’ve been catching up with some advisers on a visit to the Northwest of England and one thing is clear – investors are fighting hard for the best deals. As one professional told us: “There’s massive demand for quality assets among private equity investors. They have full-time teams
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Case studies

SOLARWATT case study

Solarwatt is the leading German manufacturer of complete photovoltaic systems. We were tasked with raising the company’s profile among quality solar energy installation contractors in the UK.


Galbraith Group case study

Galbraith commissioned Allerton to position its team as the go-to expert advisers on all property and planning aspects of renewable-energy, telecoms and infrastructure.


PowerHouse Energy Group plc case study

PowerHouse Energy Group plc tasked the Allerton team with raising the company profile among investors, financial audiences and influencers.


Propelair case study

Propelair is a private equity-backed developer of high-performance, water-efficient toilet system, which uses 1.5 litres of water per flush compared to the 9-litre UK average.


Innasol case study

The renewable energy innovator Innasol commissioned Allerton to raise its awareness of its unique technology and drive recruitment to its certified training programme


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