Ann Allfrey





I have worked with Scotwork, as a senior consultant, for over 23 years and have over 36 years of experience in international business. My commercial career began in FMCG, working with Mars and Pedigree Masterfoods. After a number of years in business development in the UK, I moved into an international business role spending four years living, working and negotiating in Israel, Turkey and Croatia; establishing a market presence, setting up a distribution network and driving growth in often incredibly challenging environments. Since joining Scotwork in 1999 I have been engaged by clients in the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and the Middle East and continue to enjoy my love of negotiating across a variety of cultures and industries.

I have been fortunate to have worked extensively at senior level across all business sectors; from oil and gas to publishing, from technology to media, healthcare, aviation and professional services as well as many others. 

I am passionate about not just delivering a programme but creating real, sustainable, positive development in the individuals and teams that I work with. My other passions in life are theatre and performance and I currently live in the countryside of the Scottish Borders in Melrose.

Blogs by Ann Allfrey


Love in time of corona


Last Saturday I got married.

This week we were meant to be somewhere exotic, gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes and making plans for the start of our married life together. But.  Then.  COVID-19.  Let’s face it are any of us living the life we planned for just now?!

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It's a man's wold


Negotiating as a Woman: Navigating Gender Stereotypes

A number of years ago, I spent some time working in a senior sales role overseas for a global FMCG business

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Meet the rest of the UK Team



We come from all walks of life and all shades of business. We enjoy the rough and tumble of deal-making and helping others become high-achieving negotiators.