BIGTOP is an independent communications agency founded in 2014 by Charlie Le Rougetel who has more than two decades of experience creating game-changing campaigns.


We work with industry-leading events like Retail Week Live, Brand Licensing Europe, Business Travel Show, Wearable Technology Show and One Earth, award-winning global power houses like Corporate Travel Management and inspirationally disruptive platforms like Taptrip.


If you need a digital comms campaign to rally your community, PR outreach that triggers consumer action, fresh content to engage your customers and spark a reaction, award entries that get you on to the winner’s podium, or sound strategic input to help grow your business, you’ve come to the right place. Click to email or call us and let’s go for a coffee.


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Charlie Le Rougetel
+44 7736 330676


Strategic Consultancy
Social Activation
Digital Marketing
Media Relations
Content Creation

AEO Awards 2020 Finalist
EN Awards 2019 Finalist



“We were delighted to work with BIGTOP again – their professionalism and creativity really helped to strengthen our brand positioning. We had such a positive experience working with Charlie’s team.”

Hannah Tovey, Programme Director, Retail Week Live

To read the Retail Week Live case study, please click here.

“Loving your work…great coverage for our features, especially on Ken Bruce! We lacked this previously - we're really impressed with your results.”

Bas Bungish, brand director, London Classic Car Show

To read the London Classic Car Show case study, please click here.

“In the past three years, Charlie and her team have helped to strengthen our brand positioning in the UK and Europe and secured amazing coverage in trade and business media across the globe. She is extremely professional, offers amazing advice, is very well connected and really understands events.”

Anna Knight, VP, Brand Licensing Europe

To read the Brand Licensing Europe case study, please click here.

“Another impressive year - well done to Charlie and the team for re-inventing PR on The Business Travel Show each and every year. Thanks for all your hard work.”

David Chapple, UK MD, Business Travel Show

To read the Business Travel Show case study, please click here.

“BIGTOP are brilliant to work with and always go above and beyond to deliver the objectives set. Charlie and her team have helped drive great PR.”

Naomi Cox, event manager, Retail Week Awards

To read the Retail Week Awards case study, please click here.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with BIGTOP for three years. Charlie and her team are extremely professional. They have worked on numerous award entries and other media content pieces and have delivered outstanding results in both award wins and exceptional and continuous media coverage.”

Natasha Baynes, digital marketing manager, Europe, Corporate Travel Management

To read the Corporate Travel Management case study, please click here.

“Since BIGTOP won TTE, our PR budget has paid for itself several times over and every KPI has been smashed. I know the areas they lead on are in safe hands - exhibitor outreach, social, content creation, releases and the onsite press office - which leaves me to get on with my own job!”

Rochelle Jayawardena, marketing director, Northstar Travel

“We have worked with BIGTOP since the launch of WTS and Charlie and the team have been instrumental in its ongoing success. The press interest they have generated has been amazing and I would thoroughly recommend them.”

John Weir, COO, Wearable Technology Show

“The BIGTOP team is friendly, professional and brilliant! The quality of the work we receive is fantastic and has helped us to strengthen the position of our awards and further illustrate the value businesses get from our products.”

Abbi Modaberi, group marketing manager, Festival of Marketing/Design Week Awards/Marketing Week Masters/The Lawyer

“BIGTOP is a trusted pair of hands and part of the core team. They understand our products, produce innovative content and drive our social media strategy.”

Ali Brathwaite, group marketing manager, Employee Benefits Live


Charlie Le Rougetel

founder & director

With more than 25 years’ experience in PR, Charlie has worked for many major consumer and B2B brands. She launched Big Top PR in 2014 and oversees all of the agency's accounts.


Sally Plant

senior publicist

Sally is a media relations and consumer PR expert with 15 years' experience in consumer tech, retail and personal finance. At BIGTOP, she leads on national, consumer and business media engagement for Retail Week, National Business Awards, IFSEC, IMHS and Client Matters.


Nikki Alvey

senior publicist

Nikki is an experienced PR all-rounder, with 20 years' expertise in B2B and B2B media engagement and content creation.


Mark Thomson

associate publicist

Mark has 15 years’ PR experience, including running press offices and delivering content and communications for a range of retail, property and not-for-profit brands.


Bonnie Simpson

associate publicist

With 15 years' marketing experience, Bonnie is our digital marketing guru, managing social engagement campaigns for Business Travel Show and Travel Technology Europe.