Rich started his 30 year love affair with advertising as a media planner and buyer but soon moved into client service and marketing.

He spent over seven years at CAS in Manchester, where he rose to agency Associate Director in his role as Account Director. Rich then helped found London-based Rodgers & Rodgers and ran their northern office before setting up his own successful agency, which he headed for over 12 years. His clients have included market-leading brands you’d know, others you might never have heard of and many owner-managed businesses.

Rich delivers seminars and lectures at Leeds University Business School (LUBS) for MA in marketing and advertising and is a member of the LUBS marketing division advisory forum. He has also been a trustee director of Manchester-based professional contemporary classical music ensemble, Psappha, for seven years. Rich is particularly experienced in the financial services, grocery and travel sectors.

Rich Wilson


In his nearly 40 years in advertising Alan has written copy, produced concepts and fashioned campaigns in ten different countries and for many more different markets.

His first senior role was at McCann in Manchester, where he spent six years as a writer and Deputy Creative Director Since then he’s seen action in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, working for major multinational agencies like Ogilvy, DDB and Saatchi & Saatchi, including a spell as MD at Y&R Nairobi that taught him some of the demands and pressures involved in running a business.

His experience covers almost all sectors and all media, both digital and traditional, and he’s created campaigns for clients ranging from small family run firms to some of the world’s biggest and most recognisable brands. Alan’s specialities include airlines, carbonated soft drinks and financial services.

Alan Peevers