Harriet Allner is a writer and senior account manager at Common Industry, a purpose-led communications agency focused on telling the stories of businesses and individuals who are changing the world with their work.

Alongside business development and supporting the growth of Common Industry, she specialises in developing and executing PR and digital marketing strategies for technology businesses, fintechs, and founders, with a social purpose. She uses her love for storytelling and technology to create unique, compelling, and impactful campaigns.

Previously, Harriet led the communications team at Starling Bank, having joined pre-launch as one of their marketing managers. During her time at Starling, she helped to build Starling’s brand identity, launched their current account in the UK and Europe, and raised the profile of both the CEO and business in national and international media.

Harriet is fiercely passionate about women’s empowerment and supporting mental health awareness. She runs her own blog, The Scribble Bug and contributes to the Metro on mental health. She has previously contributed to Fast Company and Tech City News, as well as being a regular fintech commentator featured from Business Insider to The Telegraph. In 2015, she authored the insight report, ‘Fintech Underdogs Unleashed: 9 Ways to ensure your fintech brand is barking up the right tree’.