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, National Business Awards, Wearable Technology Show and London Model Engineering, award-winning global power houses like Corporate Travel Management and inspirationally disruptive platforms like Office Power.
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.
“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
“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
“In the past two 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, brand director, Brand Licensing Europe
“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, group event director, Business Travel Show
“Big Top 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
“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
“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, group marketing manager, Travel Technology Europe
“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
“A huge thank you – your work makes such a difference to our marketing campaign, you really understand our brand and the new messaging was key to edie’s success.”
Annabel Burrows, brand marketing manager, edie Live
“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
“It’s great to work with an agency as passionate and creative as BIGTOP, whose industry contacts and market knowledge propelled our brand to the next level.”
Gillian Logan, founder and director, Skinny Sketcher
“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
“We have worked with BIGTOP for four years on social media, media relations and content marketing. We get the highest level of professionalism and top quality results. If you’re looking for an agency that works, that is proactive and dynamic, then BIGTOP is it.”
Alina Fisher, senior marketing manager, Office Power
Charlie Le Rougetel
founder & director
With more than 20 years’ experience in PR – before email existed and press releases were faxed! – 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 specialises in consumer PR and secures amazing coverage day in day out for Retail Week Live, Retail Week Awards, National Geographic Traveller Food Festival, Upping Your Elvis, Client Matters, IFSEC and IMHX. She is also the reigning BIGTOP darts champion, so I’d duck if I were you.
Crawford knows a baffling amount about business and can write incredible copy at the click of a finger. He works with BIGTOP on Upping Your Elvis to help spread the message about the importance of personal energy.
Working alongside Sally, Kate is the other half of the BIGTOP pitching dream team and works with us on Brand Licensing Europe, Retail Week Live and Retail Week Awards, nailing a half page in The Guardian in week three!
Travel expert Aisleen leads the Travel Technology Europe account. We're hoping that, one day, she will use her insanely extensive contacts and get us all a free holiday in Ibiza. No pressure.
Katy is the queen of consumer PR, securing tonnes of coverage for London Classic Car Show, London Model Engineering and Wearable Technology Show. She's also a whizz with words and writes cracking case studies and award entries.
Bonnie is the glue that keeps us all together, managing everything behind the scenes with ridiculous precision. She is our social media expert managing campaigns for Business Travel Show and Travel Technology Europe.