Read by millions every week, and frequently on TV and Radio, home guru Alison Cork MBE has over the past 20 years built up a global home interiors business operating across the UK and USA encompassing publishing, online retail, design, licensing and TV shopping.
Prior to that, she co-founded publishing company Carnell Ltd, which floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1994.
In 2013, Alison launched her own online interiors collection at www.alisonathome.com featuring beautiful, stylish homeware at accessible prices. Alison’s signature style is classic design with a twist, blending elegant shapes with tactile materials and rich use of colour.
In 2014, Alison launched her hugely successful homeware brand on home shopping channel QVC, where she continues to bring stylish and affordable furniture and accessories to the viewing public, both in the UK and USA.
Aside from product design, Alison writes weekly interiors columns for several national newspapers including The Daily Telegraph, Times, and Independent. Her TV presenting credits include 60 Minute makeover (ITV), Cowboy Builders (CH 5), Secret Removers (C4), Home In The Country (ITV), Don’t Move Improve (ITV) and Get The Look For Less (ITV).
A champion of female entrepreneurs, in 2017 Alison founded The National Women’s Enterprise Network, with the aim of supporting and encouraging women throughout the UK to start their own business.
In 2019 she became an Ambassador for the British Library Business & IP Centre network.
She was awarded an MBE in the 2023 New Year’s Honours List, for services to female entrepreneurship.
In 2023 she is launching National Women’s Enterprise Week, to celebrate, support and encourage female enterprise UK wide.
Alison’s group of companies operates out of offices near her home in London’s Belgravia. Despite her ever expanding empire, at the heart of everything she does remains the simple and strongly held belief – “Everyone deserves a beautiful home”