About Allman Communication Ltd

About us

Our company

Allman Communication was established in 2006 to help businesses to better engage with key audiences. We believe that building and sustaining effective relationships with the people that matter to your business is a vital way to gain competitive edge and better business results.

The foundation for any successful relationship is effective communication and that is where we come in. We combine the best of agency and in house communication experience to provide bespoke solutions to your communication challenges and opportunities.

Our people

Lesley Allman

Lesley Allman is a strategic corporate communicator with a broad range of high level experience. She is an employee engagement specialist and also has a proven track record of impact & influence with senior business leaders, politicians, civil servants, the media & other, often challenging stakeholders.

Prior to setting up Allman Communication Ltd Lesley was Director of Communication for Coors Brewers handling internal and external communication including employee communication, media relations, public affairs, crisis communication and corporate social responsibility. In this role she has spearheaded a number of award winning communication campaigns.

Lesley spent her early communication career at Rote Public Relations (a major Midlands consultancy which was part of Shandwick plc) where she rose from Account Executive to Board Director in less than 5 years handling a wide range of blue chip consumer and business to business clients.

In 2002 Lesley gained an MBA from Nottingham Trent University and was awarded a distinction for her dissertation on post merger employee engagement.

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Andrew Allman

Andrew Allman is a Chartered Accountant with a broad range of strategic and project experience gained across a variety of businesses and cultures.

Prior to setting up Allman Communication Ltd, Andrew worked as a project manager on the flotation of Dunelm PLC. Other work has included strategic planning for Boots and Gap and a Finance Directors role in the Furniture Retailing business.

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Wendy Deller

Wendy Deller is a senior adviser on Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility issues. She has held numerous roles in both multinationals and consultancies, advising Board members and their teams on strategic planning for political, regulatory and CSR priorities. She also specialises in advising not-for-profit organisations and charities.

Previously, Wendy was the Public Policy & Sustainability Director for Barclays (Global Retail), responsible for international and UK public affairs strategy; retail CSR programmes; and the global Financial Inclusion/social banking agenda for retail divisions.

She held senior advisory roles for 13 years in the alcoholic drinks industry, including Whitbread, Guinness and Diageo (where she was Group External Affairs Director, focussing on alcohol responsibility policy and international trade issues). Wendy also has in house and consultancy experience of broader food & drink policy, including work for Burger King, Pillsbury Foods and Coca-Cola Enterprises.

Wendy's corporate roles have also involved significant crisis management; management information & reporting systems; and risk management/governance practice.

Wendy has a law degree from University of London King's College.

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Karen McElroy

Karen McElroy is a seasoned practitioner in both corporate and internal communications having over 15 years experience in both the public and private sectors and is an Associate Account Director at Allman Communication.

Most recently she has worked with Derby Hospitals NHS Trust, the government funded project NISP (National Industrial Symbiosis Programme) and for one of the UK's largest brewers - Coors. In these roles, she has been responsible for external PR, change communication and has produced numerous publications, including company newspapers.

Karen has also overseen previous roles ranging from internal communication, business-to-business public relations, event management and community stakeholder communications.

She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and holds a post-graduate Diploma in Public Relations from Leeds University.

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Sue Ferguson

A former journalist, Sue is a senior communicator with more than twenty years experience of providing corporate communication consultancy. After working at director level for some of the world's leading communications organisations, Sue set up her own agency in 2001 and now works collaboratively with Allman Communication to provide strategic communication, stakeholder dialogue, internal communication programmes, quality copywriting and issues management.

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Colin Williams

Colin has more than 15 years experience in Management Development and Training. He specialises in enabling the development of Senior Managers and Directors with a particular emphasis on one-to-one coaching at Director Level. He has worked as 'Internal Coach' in an international consultancy firm and as 'Practice Development Coach' in the financial services sector. Colin has a BSc in Management with a focus on Industrial Psychology, which he has augmented with qualifications in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Goldratt's Theory of Constraints.

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