We are Pembroke and Rye

We’re a new type of communications agency. Our focus is on using communications to meet strategic business aims.

We develop solutions through collaborative working, drawing on extensive research, creative pathways and deep industry know-how.

We put our working culture first and seek clients who share our values. We are open, curious, diligent, results focused, and, importantly, fun to work with.

About Us

Pembroke and Rye has three founders with different but complementary skillsets. We are a growing team which shares one goal: doing exceptional work for companies we admire.

It’s a team where people can be themselves whilst tackling new challenges and honing their expertise. We bounce ideas off one another in a collaborative open office.

We pride ourselves on being a kind and intelligent workplace.

Kevin Read

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin applies his deep experience in business development and strategic communications to advise clients from major businesses to high-profile individuals, delivering powerful narratives, compelling thought leadership platforms and expert executive coaching

Victoria Naylor-Leyland

Chief Commercial Officer

Victoria’s background is in broadcast, with more than a decade’s experience in TV production and video content creation. Taking a content-first approach to creative planning, she ensures that the latest thinking in multi-channel engagement is applied to everything we do

Charlie Hampton

Chief Operating Officer

Charlie is the consummate client adviser, having delivered complex programmes for companies ranging from Reed Exhibitions to Panasonic. He oversees our account strategies, ensuring open, positive and productive relationships with clients across a host of sectors

Our Work

Pembroke and Rye combines creativity and strategy to devise bespoke communications programmes to meet our clients’ business objectives across all channels.

We place a premium on powerful, insight driven thinking that fuels creative ambition and rigorous planning.

Fresh, original ideas are tested, deconstructed and reconstructed through a collaborative team process. The outcomes are used as the bedrock for client campaigns.

We understand the importance of meticulous measurement to demonstrate the power of activity, and change course where needed to continue to deliver ongoing value to our clients.

We work for ‘blue chip’ companies such as Panasonic Avionics and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions. Challengers, including Heist and Air Navigation Solutions. As well as start-ups such as Eat Activ and easyCoffee.

We are determinedly sector-neutral, using our experience across sectors from financial services, aerospace, Fintech, technology, hospitality and retail to inform our B2B and B2C thinking.

We deliver client programmes that encompass brand building, corporate repositioning, reputation management, new products and brand launches.

Our diverse team also delivers social and media engagement, influencer outreach, content creation and curation.

The Founders also specialise in gathering and interpreting industry intelligence and providing board level executive coaching.

We know our clients expect the highest standards. For us these expectations are only met when our communications work not only meets but significantly contributes to achieving business objectives.

How do people see us? Serious and fun!

News and Views

Introducing Kitchen Tales

Whether it is a delicate aroma, an arresting taste or a beautiful looking dish, food can trigger powerful memories.

Happy Birthday

Today is our first birthday and we couldn’t let the moment pass without reflecting on the year’s highlights – and a suitable celebration.

New Team Member

This week we have been joined by Marika Lesell, our new Graduate Account Executive. Marika joins us from Greenwich University where she studied, PR and Communications

Born in the RSA

One of London’s most prestigious venues provided the perfect setting on Wednesday for the launch party to welcome Pembroke and Rye to the world.

An introdution to Pembroke and Rye

Since starting Pembroke and Rye, the Founding Directors (Kevin Read, Victoria Naylor-Leyland and Charlie Hampton), have been spreading the word far and wide.

Lunch with Pembroke and Rye – chatting recruitment

Founding Director, Victoria Naylor-Leyland lunches with Alex Lewington, Head of PR and Communications at top recruiters, Reuben Sinclair.


Whether you’re a prospective client, a potential colleague, or interested in what we do, we’d love to hear from you!

+44 (0) 20 3948 1214

Pembroke and Rye
Belle House
Platform 1, Victoria Mainline Station