About rdp

As agricultural communication specialists we offer clients many benefits.

Well connected, well informed we communicate quickly and effectively using all relevant channels: with farmers and their advisors, government bodies and businesses throughout the UK and overseas.

What makes us different?

What makes us different is our unique blend of skills. As a talented group of marketing, media, creative and PR specialists we not only have expertise in our own spheres, but extensive experience of the food and agri-business industry. So no need to labour a point, or worse still, miss an opportunity.

We also insist that, whilst all solutions are delivered with creativity, they are firmly rooted in clear thinking, with a carefully developed strategy designed to give our clients a strong competitive advantage.

Meet the team

Angus Chalmers

Managing Director, Strategic Development

Setting the tone at rdp, Angus followed an Agricultural Degree with five years honing his financial skills with accountants Grant Thornton. Joining ADAS’s marketing division in 1993, playing a key role in the company’s transition from defra agency to privatization, Angus then spent 10 years gaining agri-business expertise in-depth, culminating in the founding of the ADAS Management Consultancy Division. Acquiring rdp in 2005 Angus’ extensive industry knowledge, business expertise and marketing acumen have made rdp what it is today.

Tel: 01452 429171   Email:achalmers@rdp.co.uk  

Sarah Riley

Account Director

Sarah looks after the PR needs of clients and undertakes the planning and buying of key media campaigns. Following an Agricultural and Equine Business degree Sarah followed her interest in journalism, working both in the UK and overseas, before starting her agency career in 2010. Sarah brings a strong commitment to developing and promoting business within agriculture through accurate, insightful and well-researched communications. Home for Sarah is an 1,800 acre arable and commercial sheep farm near Cheltenham, where her partner Henry is sheep manager. A member of The Guild of Agricultural Journalists, Sarah has also completed a Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Diploma and is an Accredited PR Practitioner working towards becoming chartered demonstrating her commitment to professional excellence.

Tel: 01452 429175   Email: scarter@rdp.co.uk 

Charlie Wilson

Account Director

Charlie is a highly proficient, accomplished campaign manager with extensive experience of developing and delivering integrated communications for a wide range of blue chip brands and sectors.

Easy to work with, and a great communicator – with a first class degree from the University of Wollongong, Australia (commerce plus marketing) – Charlie is adept in all aspects of running accounts from strategy and CRM development to media buying and event management. 

Priding herself on accurate, cost-effective communications she has delivered large scale campaigns for both UK and international clients including Volvo Global, Pets at Home and the Co-operative Bank.

A keen horsewoman, Charlie is never happier than when she is out and about in the countryside. 

Tel: 01452 429177   Email: cwilson@rdp.co.uk

Holly Emberson

Account Manager

Holly joined rdp in 2008 as a production executive following a degree at Gloucester University and positions in administration and sales. With in-house and external training, clear thinking and a keen eye for detail, Holly soon advanced to account executive and, in 2010, account manager. For the past 3 years, Holly has gone on to lead many large campaigns, for a number of major clients in the agency, whilst developing her skills by undertaking courses in strategic management and digital marketing.

Tel: 01452 429173   Email: hemberson@rdp.co.uk

Rich Pye

Creative Art Director

As our Creative Art Director, Rich is the head of our creative team with over 25 years’ experience. Agricultural advertising and marketing requires a level of finesse, as developing concepts to suit the client’s needs, whilst maintaining the design integrity, can often be challenging. By keeping abreast of emerging technologies Rich is proficient in new media, particularly design programs such as Illustrator, InDesign and specialises in Photoshop. With every project bringing its own unique challenge Rich utilises his accurate and precise skill set to manage our Team of talented freelancers and work within a wide range of media, always delivering design options that have a high visual impact.

Jack Joslin

Creative Copywriter

Jack Joslin is our Creative Copywriter, moving from London based agency work, where he gained experience of Food and Agriculture from leading clients including Abel & Cole. Jack brings a creative flair as well as a keen eye for technical detail.

Louise Roberts

Senior Account Manager

Louise Roberts joins us from a large international agency, as a Senior Account Manager. Louise has considerable CRM and digital media experience with global business clients, with a deep understanding of food and agribusiness derived from family connections.

Lesley Franklin

Finance and Office Manager

Joining us in December 2015, Lesley is an experienced finance professional who has worked both in finance and organisational roles for a wide range of small, medium and large businesses over the past 25 years.

Leaving Honeywell Aerospace for the more compact and very friendly rdp, Lesley is – so far! – relishing working closely with us all, and enjoys supporting the team by ensuring that all our admin and financial affairs are handled with accuracy and timeliness.

Living locally, Lesley is a Church Treasurer and a member of the British Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support team for Gloucester – definitely a real asset to rdp.

Chris Bourchier, FRAgS, FRICS


Joining as Chairman in 2015, Chris Bourchier brings – with his energy, insight and strategic vision – the benefit of his lifelong involvement in the agricultural, food and land based industries.   As former Director of The Crown Estate, Chris’s career also spans Head of Agriculture for ADAS, Chairman of the Oxford Farming Conference and Chairman of the British Cattle Breeders. A Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society, Chris is also involved in businesses operating in Australasia, America and Europe in addition to being Chairman/Director of several UK based organisations.