The Rade Team

As you'd like to think, a huge amount of talent sits under the Rade roof. Some people you'll meet, others you'll only hear about. Here we tell you a little more about our key people so you can put a face to the name.

Jake Barton

Jake Barton

Jake’s technical experience in strategic consultancy ensures the web systems we build are innovative, impressive and good value. He joined Rade in 1998, has managed projects for the likes of the NFU and General Motors and was promoted to Managing Director in 2002.

Away from his desk, Jake is a motorsports fan, makes an annual expedition to the ski slopes and is owner of Boris, the office mascot.

John Houston

John Houston

John provides the technical direction for our projects. He has amassed considerable experience building database driven websites and applications. His project experience includes content managed websites for small enterprises to large multi-nationals, e-commerce, GIS mapping and bespoke solutions including mobile apps, multi-media applications and conference management.

John’s young family keeps him busy away from work – he recently missed out on a steam engine ride when the school outing was over-prescribed by parents!

Steve Rooke

Steve Rooke

Trained as designer and typographer, Steve has a wealth of experience in branding, design, advertising and marketing communications. As Head of Digital, he draws on these skills daily to plan and budget whilst liaising with clients to ensure projects run satisfactorily to their conclusion. Steve's experience includes familiar names like Virgin Atlantic, Estee Lauder and AXA PPP.

At home, his winter passion is training and racing his 10 Siberian Huskies (+ black labrador!) and he has co-organised the British Championships since 1995. In summer, being thrown around off the back of his powerboat!

Charles Robinson

A key member of our award winning team is Charles who has 15 years agency experience and takes the role of Account Manager. With a background in agriculture and the chemicals industry, he has a solutions-based approach to the challenges the job brings.

Passionate about providing excellent customer service, he works hard to build long lasting working relationships with Rade’s clients. Away from work, Charles is most likely to be found behind his beloved Nikon!

 

Boris 

Did you know that apparently dogs increase productivity and reduce stress?

Boris the spaniel is our office mascot. Whilst he might bark at inopportune moments, at least Boris doesn’t mimic the faults of his much loved predecessor – namely chewing garments and stealing the lunch of unsuspecting colleagues.

Asleep for most of the day (unless he hears the doorbell), Boris takes Tish for a lunchtime stroll and plays fetch with Steve and his invisible ball.