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Tom Robertshaw

MANAGING DIRECTOR
BSC(Hons) MIPA
Several years at leading agencies in London were an effective foundation for Tom’s career. A spell that saw him pitched in the account teams for Sainsbury’s Superstores, Peugeot Motor Company, Continental Airlines, Flybe, The Association of Investment Trusts, Flemings Bank and Staples Office Superstores.

In 2002 Tom relocated to Guernsey as Account Director on the Le Riche Stores business responsible for the Le Riche, Checkers Superstores, Checkers Xpress and Wine Warehouse brands. Moving to board level in 2006 and then Managing Director. In 2008 Tom founded LR&D with Ian and Jim.

Tom is a member of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising and the Institute of Directors.

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Ian Langlois

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
An understanding of where art and commerce meet is largely behind the directorships that Ian has held since his mid-twenties. His working career has mainly been within the Channel Islands but he has experience in the United States and London.

Though not motivated by accolades, he has been involved in many award-winning campaigns, such as Island Games in 2003 and the Heart Attack Campaign in 2007. He has also worked on some of the islands’ biggest retail brands, Le Riche, Checkers, Wine Warehouse, Aladdins Cave, Aurigny, Guernsey Electricity, Cable & Wireless to name just a few.

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JOYCE KELSO

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Joyce has worked within the advertising and communications business for over 30 years starting her career at Davidson Pearce before moving to Young and Rubicam and then HK McCann.

After a period of running her own events company, she worked on the Sydney Olympics in 2000 before returning to the UK to join SOUK Communications as Client Service Director. In 2008 she left the UK for a period of 3 years to run Bermuda’s leading advertising agency.

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MAT GULLY

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mat joins the team with over two decades of working on the marketing of large blue chip organisations such as Otto, Bupa and most recently Specsavers. Within these organisations he has developed, operated and lead at Management and Senior Board level.

Mat currently provides consultancy for a number of major digital and retail brands based in the Channel Islands. He has recently applied his extensive background in consumer marketing to the gambling sector working with the world's largest casino brand to help develop and execute the marketing strategy for their online offering in the UK and beyond.

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Suzanne Pontin

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Suzanne has a strong knowledge of Guernsey businesses.

With additional experience working within the travel, restaurant and hospitality industries, as well as television advertising and events, Suzanne’s valuable local knowledge has allowed her to expand her freelance work, providing successful advertising and events tailored to the client’s individual needs and has worked closely with LRD on various events.

Having organized the Channel Islands Sports Personality of the Year Awards with ITV Channel Television for the past seven years, she is a great addition to the LRD team.

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EMILY GLEDHILL

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
BSc(Hons) MIPA
Emily’s degree came in Environmental Geography and International Development, so she’s adept at finding her way around the building. She has a hunger to learn as her exhaustive list of qualifications testifies, embracing traditional marketing and social media marketing with online reputational management. There are plenty of top brands in her portfolio of recent years, including RBSI, NatWest and The Isle of Man Bank in the finance sector, but also a host of retail clients too including Tig.gg, The Energy Centre and White Rock Brewery.

Between the occasional pint with that particular client Emily loves to play volleyball, representing her beloved Guernsey at the 2013 and 2015 Island Games. Dig. Set. Spike. Winner.

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SUE BUSH

DIGITAL CONSULTANT
Sue studied for her BA (Hons) in Graphic Design at Bath Spa University graduating in 1992. She went on to work for Duncan Baird Publishers, for five years, before becoming a director of the London based design agency Sage Associates, where she set up the digital side of the company, leaving in 2006 to set up her own business.  

Sue has been working with LRD for the last 5 years, she ensures that digital design is an integral part of our offering. Sue is passionate about responsive web design, ensuring that our client sites look fantastic on all devices; desktops, tablets and mobiles. Sue manages a team of technical experts, each a specialist in different coding languages and content management systems.

Sue has extensive experience of working on projects for a broad range of brands, from big bluechip corporates such as BP, to government departments, through to third sector clients such as the Science Council.

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James Le Tissier

SENIOR CREATIVE
Priding himself in being the youngest member of the team. James has a passion for 'making things' (in the broadest sense of the word) and lends his hand to a variety of disciplines including music, art, design, film, animation and thinking.

A varied education in art and design and music performance has seen James working as a session musician in recent years. Playing anything from intimate front room gigs up and down the UK to festivals including Reading and Leeds, James is not picky. Always looking to grow, he joined LRD in August 2013 as a creative and thrives off the challenge.