Alexander Garrett

Freelance writer

Location icon United Kingdom

I've been writing about business, property and associated topics for more than two decades including a seven year stint at The Observer. I currently contribute to magazines including Management Today, BA's Business Life, and Money Observer, as well as editing publications for corporate clients including WPP.
Contact me at [email protected]

INFLUENCE magazine
Digital detox: Could a tech backlash derail your comms strategy?

"Is the digital detox set to be 2019's biggest health fad?" asked a recent headline. The hashtag #DigitalDetox was used 100,000 times on Instagram in 2018, and a wave of recent communications campaigns have capitalised on the trend. In November 2018, Vienna's tourist board launched Unhashtag Vienna, a campaign encouraging visitors to switch off. Is social media simply not cool anymore?

CISI The Review
A healthy approach

When it comes to poor mental health, financial services professionals are one of the worst affected groups. How can the sector start out on the road to recovery?

BA First magazine
Miami has a moment

Developers in Miami are pushing luxury property to new boundaries.

Business Life
Innovation Cities

A look at three cities leading innovation in the UK

BL Jersey
Why funds need a digital edge

The Channel Islands' fund management sector needs to sharpen its take on technology – now.

BA Business Life
Contain yourself: Repurposing shipping containers

A futuristic house in Northern Ireland that featured on TV show Grand Designs recently won a RIBA design award. Nothing unusual about that, you might think, except that the house in question was built from four shipping containers.

Management Today
Friends in high places

Mentoring is evolving from a casual arrangement to a vital tool for creating the next generation of leaders. Alexander Garrett talks to three mentors and their protegees.

Money Observer
Alternative investments: art

A look at the options for investors in art – from a venerable Royal Academician to a Damien Hirst.