Meet the team

Richard Pagett

Founder and Managing Director – bringing years of expertise to your team.

A strategic thinker with extensive PR and communications experience, Richard is the former deputy editor and editor of leading UK construction titles. A move to become the External Affairs Director for NICEIC (Certsure), the certification body for electrical contractors armed Richard with enviable in-house experience. His unique combination of media and brand experience enables him to deliver campaigns that help businesses achieve their strategic goals. Richard brings brands alive and makes your PR sing.

Sophie Stancel

Writer and journalist  

The respected former Health Editor and feature writer for best-selling consumer magazine, Chat, Sophie is a talented journalist with a flair for content creation. Public Sector & Local Government magazine also benefited from Sophie’s direction as Editor. Her successful career in the media allows her to create exceptional content for Aria PR across all platforms.

James Pierson

Writer and author 

A journalist and author, James worked for over 10 years in Current Affairs television and documentaries, researching and producing films for Channel 4 Dispatches, PBS Television and National Geographic. In print, he’s penned articles for the Times Educational Supplement and the Times Higher Educational Supplement. James also has PR experience, working for three years as a Political Officer for Slough Borough Council where he advised local councillors on policy implementation and media relations.

Emmie Archer

Associate Director and PR expert 

An award winning consultant with more than 17 years’ experience in PR and journalism, Emmie began her career working for The Sun newspaper. She then moved into broadcast before making the natural progression into PR. A strong media background enables Emmie to use her extensive contacts, eagle eye for a story and understanding of cross-channel platforms to deliver outstanding campaigns.

Bruce McKinnon

Associate Brand Strategy Director

Bruce develops brand strategies for clients in the US and Europe across a diverse range of sectors including food and drink, fashion, fair trade, software, artificial intelligence, construction and financial services. He speaks on the subject of brand at conferences around the world and has recently published ‘What’s Your Point’? a book on brand.

Rod Farquhar

Creative Director

With more than 20 years’ creative experience in PR and advertising agencies along with creative studios, Rod experience spans many markets, geographies and disciplines. Brands including Microsoft, NICEIC, Tefal, DHL and Reebok have all benefitted from Rod’s passion for design and innovation. His many years in the business allows him to tackle both creative briefs and technical challenges with insight and knowledge.

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