Alison brings considerable PR expertise to MD Communications. As a journalist she has worked on The Daily Telegraph’s personal finance desk and in the City office for nearly seven years from 2000 to late 2006, becoming the deputy personal finance editor in 2004.
She has written for most national papers, including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, the Daily and Sunday Express and The Sun. She has also made a number of appearances on TV and radio, including numerous appearances on Sky News, the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2, and was the financial journalist behind the hit Channel 4 personal finance show Superscrimpers for the first five series.
She is a multi-award winning writer, having won eight journalism awards, including Personal Finance Journalist of the Year from the Association of British Insurers four times in a row.
Alison has advised some of the world’s biggest corporations on communications and was responsible for writing a significant part of the FSA’s consumer-facing website for its first incarnation.
Outside of work, Alison is an accomplished triathlete having taken part in 10 Ironman triathlons to date. She is also a keen cyclist and was one of three ladies in the team that won the National Ladies Team British Best All Round Championship in 2009.
She has also received the Living Legend award from Help the Aged in recognition of the campaigning work she has done on the issue of the mistreatment of older people who need long-term care.