Alison originally pursued a career in law. Graduating from Exeter University in 2001 she entered the criminal law arena and remained there for 12 years holding a frontline advocacy role. In 2012 Alison felt a change in career was in order and left law to undertake a Masters degree in Business Management.
She founded Pete’s Dragons based in Exmouth, after her brother, Pete Wicks, took his own life in 2010 aged 24. The charity offers bereavement support services to anyone affected by suicide in Devon and Cornwall.