Nick Aldrich and Keith Bishop to sit on the board of the independent film company headed by Jonathan Sothcott.

Aldrich is currently a global director at Dimension Data and was previously an exec at technology and services company Unisys Corporation.

Richwater Films CEO Jonathan Sothcott said: “In my quest to run Richwater as an aggressively commercial business I needed to expand and bring in people who can actually contribute something, a rare enough commodity in this industry.

“In Nick I have a credible financing expert who can reach out and expand Richwater’s horizons.”

Bishop spent 15 years as head of publicity at the BBC and went on to create media management firm Keith Bishop Associates.

Sothcott added: “Keith’s public relations expertise will be invaluable.” 

Richwater, which recently wrapped Danny Dyer vigilante movie Vendetta, is now preparing to shoot hooligan feature Top Dog, starring Leo Gregory and produced in collaboration with Universal.