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Who We Are

The company was created by Ben Chamberlain, Clair Chamberlain, Kate Hassell, Maisie Lawrence and Hannah Osborne. The sixth member of the team is Samantha Montague.

Ben Chamberlain

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 Chamberlain

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 the 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.

Kate Hassell

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.

Maisie Lawrence

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.

Samantha Montague

Samantha started her career in the arts industry as Social Media, Marketing and PR Intern for Target Live, working on the opening of 42nd Street. She was Press Officer at The Corner Shop PR where she worked on a range of projects over three years including Waitress, Disney’s Aladdin, Matilda The Musical West End and Tour, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag and Margaret Atwood Live.

Hannah Osborne

Hannah worked for Warwick Arts Centre before completing internships at Sonia Friedman Productions and Jamie Hendry Productions. She went on to work at Avalon and Complicite, then spent nearly ten years at The Corner Shop PR.