Alison describes her key skill as transforming creative concepts into a business reality. She accomplishes this with the films she produces, the creative entrepreneurs she mentors, SMEs she advises and in her soon-to-be-published book. Alison has formal academic training (INSEAD MBA) as well as being an entrepreneur who has established her own businesses. She has worked at senior level in many media companies - predominantly in international television and film production, rights management and strategy. Currently Alison owns Mission Accomplished, a consultancy offering training, mentoring and strategic advice to start-ups and established SMEs in the Creative Industries. To date she has assisted over 200 SMEs via these programmes. As a Nesta accredited Creative Enterprise trainer and mentor Alison has delivered international programmes in association with the British Council. Alison is also the CEO of the Producers’ Forum, the representative body for the West Midlands’ thriving community of film, TV, animation, games and new media producers During her career, Alison has produced over 7,000 minutes of film and television and has worked on documentaries, animation, drama, feature films, factual and entertainment productions on both high and low budgets. More recently she concentrated on the commercial exploitation of intellectual property rights in media content across a wide range of platforms through distribution and licensing.