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Providing quality service and extensive experience

Why Corner Shop?

Your local corner shop is where you get your milk and newspaper, where you hear about what is happening in the community and where the owner knows you by name and anticipates your needs. We at The Corner Shop PR are all about that: the personal approach.

We are small but mighty

We all come from inhouse rather than agency backgrounds and between us we have decades of experience of promoting arts and events, destinations and tourism products.

We become part of your team. We invest time in building the relationships and adapting to your ways of working. All this to make sure we tell your story your way.

Visual arts. Theatre. Multi or single form festivals. Dance. Circus. Music of all genres.

We deliver bespoke and creative campaigns promoting almost every art form there is. We are proud of the diverse range of clients we are lucky enough to work with, and that many have been with us since we started, and we love discovering new companies to add to our family.


The Corner Shop is open for business.

We are a friendly and driven team of experts in communications. Whatever your press ambitions may be, we’d love to hear from you. Here is an overview of services we provide:

Media relations

We use our extensive media relations to secure quality coverage that conveys your story across print, online and broadcast.

Event and festival communications

We devise and implement communications strategy for small- and large-scale events and festivals around the UK.

Content creation and placement

We produce quality content and place it on the right platform at the right moment to maximise impact.

Digital marketing

From planning your digital strategy to running your social media channels, we help with all your digital needs.

Strategic communications

We work with new and established venues and companies to with your long-term plans and development.

Social media consultations

Our team of experts understand the social media landscape inside out, so whether it’s for growing your audiences, ideas for engaging content, or keeping up with the latest changes in the algorithm, we can help you make social media platforms work for you.

Press office management

We run your venue or festival press office, covering everything from media briefings to ordering staples.

Destination PR

We enhance your offer thanks to intelligent and creative campaigns highlighting the qualities of your destination or product.

Tour PR

Whether it is a music or a theatre tour, we work with local media and venues to maximise the PR and press opportunities and build lasting relationships.

Media monitoring and evaluation

We trawl through print, digital and broadcast news and provide you with daily updates on coverage and produce a report at the end of a campaign to measure its impact versus your objectives.

Crisis communications

We help with clear communications in trying times in order to safeguard your reputation.


We work with a wide network of venues and suppliers to host memorable and stress-free events which complement and enhance PR campaigns.


We share our skills, including: media training, campaign planning and analysis, digital marketing, copywriting and more.

International media

Thanks to our extensive media database, our tailored communications reaches not only UK but also international media.

Our story

The Corner Shop opened in London in 2007, founded by Ben Chamberlain, Ryan Petersen and Clair Chamberlain and over 13 great years, it built an enviable reputation and grew beyond their imaginings. The story now continues in Edinburgh, where in 2015 Susie Gray started The Corner Shop PR Scotland. Having worked on countless events, festivals, exhibitions, tours and openings around the UK, The Corner Shop PR Scotland is one of the UK’s leading arts PR agencies.

Meet the Team

Chloe Smith

Press and Digital Assistant

Orla Noble

Press Officer

Sally Lloyd

Head of Operations

Joseph Crerar-Blythe


Abbie Dobson

Digital Campaigns Manager

Susie Gray

Managing Director

Magda Paduch


Sarah Drummond

Senior Publicist

Chris Boyd

Senior Publicist

Hannah Knox


Ewan Shand

Press Officer


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