About Us

Raw PR

RAW PR is a public relations agency handling the press and publicity campaigns for a range of theatre and dance productions in the West End, on tour and internationally.

Simon Raw

Simon started working in theatre PR 20 years ago when he became the Press and PR Officer at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre. After three years, he moved to London to work as a Publicist at Guy Chapman Associates. He then spent four years as a Publicist at Peter Thompson Associates, before moving in-house as Press Associate at Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. Following his time at Cameron Mackintosh Ltd Simon worked as a freelance publicist before forming Raw PR in 2009.

Amy Barder - Director

Amy has over 10 years PR experience.  She began her career at Borkowski PR working on the arts and entertainment team, specialising in theatre. She left after three years, working as a freelance theatre publicist, before joining the theatre department at Premier PR.  In 2011 she moved to the culture PR agency Colman Getty working on a range of clients, most notably the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

Stacey Pedder - Senior Publicist

Stacey began her career nine years ago at Arthur Leone PR where she worked on a variety of arts accounts including theatre, comedy and circus. In 2012 she joined the Ambassador Theatre Group as Press Officer at New Wimbledon Theatre, going on to be promoted to manage the press for Richmond Theatre as well. After four years at ATG she moved to Amanda Malpass PR as Senior Publicist before joining Raw PR in June 2017. 

Emily Webb - Junior Publicist

Emily began her career in the music industry working at EMI Records and Universal Music Group for five years before moving into freelance theatre publicity and social media.