Alan Page, born in
Newcastle upon Tyne, north-east England, edited a school newspaper at just 10 years of age, modifying news stories to fit his young readership and creating his own by going out to interview local business people, politicians, sports stars and ship captains visiting the nearby River Tyne. Forward a few years and he was an undergraduate intern in London’s Fleet Street, learning his trade on the bustling City desk of a national newspaper.
The Early Years
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 broadcast media; and honed copy for some of the top advertising agencies. Along the way, there were teaching and design qualifications, plus a stint as a marketing executive.
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, leisure, sport and the public sector. Alan moved south to run the busy PR department at a leading business-to-business marketing services agency, soon becoming a director of the company and adding its corporate communications subsidiary to his management remit.
At the start of the 1990s Alan co-founded – then built and directed for nearly two decades – an international public relations, marketing and advertising services group, headquartered in the Isle of Man and with production offices in Windsor, Berkshire. Alan was chairman and chief executive, heading up 20 or so staff, specialising in the marine industry, engineering, electronics, commercial finance and leisure: working with many market leading multinationals. He took early retirement and now operates independently as a PR consultant and business writer.
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