Premier expands in Scotland


LEADING entertainment, arts and culture agency Premier, has today announced the acquisition of Edinburgh based agency The Corner Shop PR Scotland from its founder and managing director Susie Gray.

Founded in Edinburgh in 2015, The Corner Shop is Scotland’s leading arts PR agency having worked on countless events, festivals, exhibitions, tours and openings both within Scotland and across the UK and internationally.

The acquisition follows on from the opening of Premier’s Manchester office earlier in the year and will see The Corner Shop Scotland integrate with Premier’s teams in London and Manchester. The Edinburgh office will continue to be led by Gray who joins Premier’s Executive Board. The subsidiary will be renamed Premier Scotland.

John Reiss, Founder and Chairman of Premier, said: “We warmly welcome Susie and her very talented team to the Premier fold. We have collaborated in the past and share professional ways of working and business ethics and values. Together we are stronger and able to supply an enhanced service to our Scottish, UK and international clients across entertainment, arts and culture”.

Susie Gray, Founder and Managing Director of The Corner Shop Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be joining the brilliant team at Premier. Through our recent collaborations we already know that not only do we share a passion and creativity when it comes to campaigns, but that together we can offer a broader and richer range of services, expertise and experience to our clients. We look forward to combining our energies in supporting the culture and entertainment sectors across Scotland, the UK and internationally.”

Premier’s work includes delivering PR and event production services for many of the UKs leading cultural institutions and entertainment brands, including The Booker Prize which took place last weekend, the EE BAFTA Film Awards, The Edinburgh International Festival and major international film and television releases.

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