What we do


Allerton Communications is a financial and corporate PR consultancy. We provide outstanding advice and support to high-growth public and private companies. We help ambitious businesses build their brand to protect and enhance their reputation through good times and bad.

We’re not big – simply focused and effective

Our work is based on clear goals, mutual understanding and accountability. We’ve worked in most sectors, with emphasis on energy, environment and resources, property and construction, financial and professional services, IT and engineering, transport and healthcare.

Financial and investor relations

We make sure our quoted-company clients and their strategies are understood by investors, intermediaries and the financial markets. You’ll find we use established methods, then add commitment and creativity.

Corporate PR

High-growth private companies should be known and appreciated for what they are and can be… by customers, staff, partners, investors and the commentators who influence them. We make that happen.

Professional services

It’s a challenging world for corporate advisers at any stage of the cycle. We understand that, and equip specialists with the communications firepower to ensure their expertise is appreciated.

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How we do it


  • Strategic advice and planning – not just the basics, the whole deal, from mapping out the plan through building awareness and coping with flak to cranking up the volume.
  • Media relations – great coverage doesn’t just happen… we’ll help you get there with thorough planning, brilliant news angles and committed follow-up.
  • Investor relations – building support in the City means getting known and understood by the right people and that’s where we come in, with superb drafting and materials, incisive advice, great introductions, focused events and thorough follow-up.
  • Social media – we’ll sharpen our digital tools to build a positive conversation like no other around your company.
  • Publishing – we create fabulous content and platforms (articles, e-zines, journals, speeches and blogs) for you to reach new audiences wherever they are, from airport lounges to cyberspace.
  • Video – business is about more than numbers; we craft moving content that conveys feeling and demands a response.

Who we are

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 – Associate

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 – Social 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 – Publishing and design expert

georgeGeorge 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

Our clients include:

Artemis Optical
Galbraith (Energy)
Envestors LLP

Quoted Companies Alliance
Rose Petroleum plc

Ernst Schweizer AG
UK Bond Network


We’ve also worked with…

Braveheart Investment Group plc
Crasner Capital
Endless LLP
Espresso Group
Fusion IP plc
Greenrock Energy Ltd
HiWave Technologies plc

International accountancy body
Jupiter Energy
MCB Finance Group plc
MedaPhor Group plc
Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation
Oval Medical Technologies

PowerHouse Energy Group plc
Private equity (various)
Software Radio Technology plc
Stevens International
Ultimate Finance Group plc
A UK university business school

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


9 07, 2019

We’re hiring: Corporate PR professional

  • July 9th, 2019

Allerton Communications, a boutique corporate and financial PR firm specialising in energy, sustainability and growth companies, is expanding.

We’re seeking […]

26 04, 2016

Allerton talks IPOs to NatWest ContentLive

  • April 26th, 2016

Peter Curtain of Allerton gives his views on what companies can expect when they float here in this article. http://natwest.contentlive.co.uk/content/9b8abf04-b228-9361-a661-4aed0ada991f

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