Alison joined Nineteen Group in January 2019 when Phoenix Equity Partners invested in the business. She has over twenty five years’ experience of trade exhibitions in the UK and overseas with a strong track record of delivering value in both privately owned and Plc environments. She was previously MD of a portfolio of engineering events for Ascential Exhibitions during the sale process to Hyve Plc (previously ITE plc) and ran portfolios of design and construction events for UBM Plc.
Her other previous roles include managing large portfolios of fashion, gift, jewellery, gardening and environmental events for Emap, including the UK’s largest trade show, The Spring Fair. Alison also ran food and hospitality events for Montgomery Exhibitions and launched The Speciality and Fine Food Fair. She has a track record in acquisitions and divestments, acquiring and integrating brands like Vitafoods for Informa. She loves live events and the passion, people, subject matter at Nineteen Group. Yoga, dog walks and family time keep her sane.