The company was created by Ben Chamberlain, Clair Chamberlain, Kate Hassell, Maisie Lawrence and Hannah Osborne.
Ben co-founded The Corner Shop PR in 2007. He has over 25 years experience in arts PR. Prior to The Corner Shop he worked for Nicky Webb Associates, English National Opera, Battersea Arts Centre and agencies Chamberlain McAuley and Chamberlain AMPR.
Clair co-founded The Corner Shop PR in 2007 where she worked on multiple flagship campaigns. Her career started at arts marketing and PR agency Nicky Webb Associates before going on to work at Blackheath Concert Halls and then the Southbank Centre. A freelance career evolved into her first co-founded agency Chamberlain McAuley and then Chamberlain AMPR before becoming Managing Director of the hugely successful Corner Shop PR for 13 years.
Andrea joined the team in 2022, having previously worked in marketing and events. She holds an MA with Distinction in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths University and has performed in dance theatre productions at the VAULT Festival and Camden People's Theatre.
Kate has worked in arts and culture PR for over a decade. Prior to Bread and Butter she worked at The Corner Shop PR and before that at the BBC, publicising BBC podcasts, the launch of BBC Sounds, Classical Music and Dance television programming and BBC Radio 3. She has also worked at Rambert, Rees & Company and English National Opera.
After spending three summers working at theatre and comedy venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in 2018, Chloe joined Kate Morley PR. At the specialist theatre agency, Chloe represented a variety of projects across West End, off-West End, Fringe, touring and London arts festival. Chloe joined the Bread and Butter team as a Publicist in 2023.
Zara joined the team as a Press Assistant in 2023. She previously worked as a researcher for the documentary production company Ronachan Films in the UK and Otoxo Productions in Spain and as a publicity and marketing assistant for the independent publisher Saqi Books. She has also worked as a translator of French and Spanish in the creative industries.
Maisie has worked in cultural PR, often alongside Ben, Clair and Kate, for 12 years. She worked at The Corner Shop PR for almost a decade, has publicised over 30 West End productions and managed the public relations for over 80 more shows, national arts organisations, international festivals, local venues and heritage and literature events across the UK. She has previously worked at the BBC and The Reading Agency.
Hannah worked for Warwick Arts Centre before completing an internship at Sonia Friedman Productions. She went on to work at Avalon and Complicite, then spent nearly ten years at The Corner Shop PR. Hannah has also organised large events for various West End productions.
Louis joined the team as a Press Assistant in 2023. He has previously worked as an editorial assistant for the music outlet Notion and as an awards assistant for the in-person relaunch of the D&AD Festival. He has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of London, Royal Holloway, and as a keen film and TV fan, has written for various entertainment outlets such as Little White Lies and SCREENSHOT Media.
Skye has a background in broadcasting with BBC regional radio, and in PR at purpose communications agency 89up. She has five years' experience working across international and integrated non-profit and behavioural change campaigns, including in the arts and heritage sector.
Ben has worked in PR and communications in arts and culture for over a decade. He has worked across receiving venues such as Birmingham Hippodrome, producing houses such as Birmingham Rep, for touring companies like Birmingham Royal Ballet and for events such as the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Festival. He was also part of the social media team for the National Trust. In 2022, he was named the Future Face of Arts and Culture by Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.