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.
“BIGTOP did such a great job that now I know what the f*ck PR is.”
Alistair Bradshaw, marketing manager, Retail Week Live/Retail Week Awards
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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.
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.
Sally specialises in tech and retail and heads the media relations on uber brands Retail Week Live and Retail Week Awards. She used to work with John Lewis. We haven’t broached the possibility of discounts, yet, though we'd very much like to.
Aline is the queen of travel PR and has a restaurant address book that would put Jay Rayner to shame. She is currently leading campaigns for National Geographic Traveller Food Festival, Traveldoo and TapTrip.
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.
Crawford knows a baffling amount about engineering and manufacturing and works with BIGTOP on Subcon, The Engineer Expo and Advanced Manufacturing Show.
When it comes to the business press and nationals, Sophie has a contact book worth killing for. She works with BIGTOP on the National Business Awards and was just as excited as we were to meet Joanna (PR supremo Patsy) Lumley.
Bonnie is the glue that keeps us all together, managing everything behind the scenes with ridiculous precision.