Helping clients discover their inner hummingbird since 1982.

Established by Martin Rock, Peter Kitchen and John Harris, we’ve been helping brands grow and create an impact for over 40 years.

Since then, a few things have changed. An office move or two, retirements, exciting launches, and more than a few new faces joining the team. One thing that hasn’t changed is our philosophy - impeccable vision and fearless creative, always.

  1. 1982

    RKH is established by Martin Rock, Peter Kitchen and John Harris, and is originally based at 21 St Martins, Leicester.

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  2. 1984

    David Moore joins the team as Financial Director.

  3. 1985

    We establish our Public Relations department.

  4. 1986

    Design and branding are added to our portfolio of services.

  5. 1989

    Our office manager, Tracey Scott, joins RKH. She's still working here today!

  6. 1990

    Paul Petherick joins RKH.

  7. 2000

    We pack up our office and say hello to our new home at 31 Lower Brown Street.

  8. 2001

    Paul Petherick is made Creative Director.

  9. 2001

    Paul Sculthorpe joins us on work experience during his degree.

  10. 2003

    Paul Sculthorpe returns to RKH as a full-time employee after completing his studies.

  11. 2007

    Jamie Mollart joins RKH as an Account Manager.

  12. 2012

    Jamie and Paul Sculthorpe are made Associate Directors.

  13. 2012

    Jamie Mollart and Paul Sculthorpe are promoted to Director of Client Services and Director of Digital, respectively.

  14. 2013

    John Harris and Peter Kitchen retire.

  15. 2014

    We move to our current home at 32 Pocklingtons Walk.

  16. 2016

    Our digital user research lab, Porthole, is opened by Leicester’s City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby.

  17. 2016

    Leicester City win the Premier League. We didn't technically help with this, but it is important...

  18. 2017

    Jamie is invited to join the board of Leicestershire Cares and provide strategic marketing support.

  19. 2018

    Ian Moore is made Director.

  20. 2019

    We become a Google Partner Agency.

  21. 2020

    We become members of the APG for planning and strategy.

  22. 2020

    David Moore retires.

  23. 2020

    The Y becomes our charity of the year and we help them support young homeless people in Leicester.

  24. 2020

    Jamie joins the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising client relationship group sub-committee.

  25. 2020

    Debbie Preston joins us as the head of our Strategic Planning Department.

  26. 2020

    Our friend Alex Blackwell sadly passed away. He worked at RKH for three years and his warm smile is deeply missed.

  27. 2021

    We become a climate-positive workforce with Ecologi.

  28. 2021

    We become founding members of Ad Net Zero.

  29. 2021

    We receive ‘commended’ status in the ‘Best Marketing Initiative’ category for our campaign with Taylor Wimpey.

  30. 2020

    We became members of the Market Research Society (MRS).

  31. 2022

    Will Jones achieves our first 'Member of the IPA (MIPA)' accreditation.

  32. 2022

    We launched our colourful new branding, across our website and through the office.

  33. 2022

    We tragically lost Will Jones, a much-loved colleague and friend who worked at RKH for five years. He is sorely missed.

  34. 2022

    Annabelle Harper becomes our Head of PR.

  35. 2023

    We begin work on the strategy and branding of a three-brand collaboration for Saint-Gobain International.

  36. 2022

    Our wonderful colleague and friend Vlads Lahiza lost his long, hard-fought battle with cancer. He made a big impact in his two years at RKH, and he is very much missed.

  37. 2022

    We celebrate 15 years of our partnership with Taylor Wimpey - an amazing achievement.

  38. 2022

    We start MindHumm, our primary research project in partnership with Angelfish Fieldwork

  39. 2023

    Kieran Gohil raises money for LAMP with a brilliant night of discussion and live performances.

  40. 2023

    Harshul Modha, Dominic Palmer, Debbie Preston, Chelsea Levett and Annabelle Harper are promoted to Associate Directors.