About us

Who we are

Allen PR was launched in 2010. Based in Derby it provides a bespoke media and public relations service to clients across the Midlands and beyond.

Nicola Allen has 15 years of experience in the media and is a qualified journalist. She worked as a reporter in regional newspapers before progressing to the newsdesk at the Derby Telegraph where she became news editor and latterly night news editor.

Nicola has an eye for detail and a story and knows what makes the news. She has played key roles in high profile media campaigns, been involved in lobbying Government and shaping the image of Derby and Derbyshire on a daily basis. As a result of her experience she has a first class contacts list across the media, public sector, business and local communities.

Since setting up Allen PR in 2010, she has significantly boosted the profiles of clients including schools, businesses, charities and community groups. Allen PR has also developed high profile campaigns such as a successful drive to save the nationally renowned charity Safe and Sound Derby.

About us

James Allen has worked as both a newspaper and BBC journalist and gone on to shape communications teams in large public sector organisations including the police service and higher education. James is experienced in crisis communications, campaigns, media training, internal and corporate communications and working with partners and stakeholders.

Both Nicola and James have extensive experience and a wide range of contacts.

They also have access to associates including those with experience in web development, graphic design, brand development and photography.