Do you want to transform the way you connect with media, investors, customers, partners and recruits? We help innovators establish and enhance their reputation for productivity and success.

Great ideas. Stand-out stories. Better outcomes.

Allerton Communications works with innovators tackling the challenges of the age, fulfilling their trust in us by delivering outstanding results.

Our PR, media, content and digital specialists support our clients by protecting and enhancing their reputations as they advance the energy transition and work to deliver a sustainable future.

Our insights stem from our work for leaders in energy, sustainability, infrastructure and technology - and in professional and financial services.

Allerton clients and partners rely on our wise counsel, sparkling ideas, persuasive writing and inspired design, delivered to high standards and on time. We gained out experience in business and the media, in the UK regions and in the City.

From industry launch through fundraising and IPO to M&A, Allerton combines proven PR and technical skills to deliver critical, measurable results.

Allerton Communications: Great ideas. Stand-out stories. Better outcomes.

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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

“It's been a pleasure working with Allerton. Peter is a solid, experienced communications professional who helped us with significant media exposure in the UK. Allerton know the energy sector and quickly understood our story so they could convey it to our market. Their strong network helped in generating coverage and follow-up interviews in high-quality media.”

Jan Pieter Versluijs

CEO, Solar Monkey
“Allerton has demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of our work within the energy industry. That’s important as it gives us confidence that they will disseminate the right information on our behalf to the most appropriate audience, which maximises our potential exposure to new and existing clients. Allerton are very proactive in helping produce content and tell our story in the best, most effective way.”

Mike Reid

Head of Energy, Galbraith
“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
“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
“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
PR Moment Awards Shortlisted

Latest news

Pension poser – how retirement funds can boost UK equities

April 14, 20240 Comments
by Peter Curtain Efforts are being made to tempt pension fund managers back to London equities. That includes a Government push to make pension funds publicly disclose how much they invest in UK businesses compared to those overseas. This could help raise company valuations, attract IPOs, boost the economy, and help restore London’s reputation as
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Market still cool on heat pumps but we’re warming to them

March 19, 20240 Comments
Take-up of heat pumps is slow, but don’t write off the green route to warming your home, says Peter Curtain. Last week a Government scheme to promote heat pumps for homes was delayed by 12 months. Days later, the National Audit Office urged ministers to support the rollout ‘in a way that minimises the long-term
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Bigger solar farms signal faith in PV energy despite challenges – PV Europe

March 19, 20240 Comments
A great privilege for our take on the UK ground-mounted solar market to appear in PV Europe magazine: And here’s the original post on LinkedIn:
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Good vibes at build-tech show

March 6, 20240 Comments
Attending day 1 of Futurebuild 2024 yesterday I was struck by the large numbers and the buzzy vibe. And the crowd was bigger than it looked – the two or three events happening as I arrived were pretty packed. More here:
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Solar looks set to accelerate as consumers, industry and Government back switch

January 8, 20240 Comments
  By Peter Curtain Solar PV is taking off in the UK, and 2024 is shaping up to be the best year yet for the technology. Let’s look at some of the factors driving the transition. Generating on-site electricity from sunshine is increasingly popular among householders and businesses looking to cut energy costs and reduce
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How sustainability is growing – and why it depends on data

September 18, 20230 Comments
  Pictured: James Butcher at Sustainability Live Peter Curtain  As PR advisers working in the green economy, we’re as likely to be asked how to communicate an organisation’s sustainability as what it actually means. For me, sustainability essentially is doing the right thing today, while leaving a better world tomorrow. This objective is more important
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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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