Martin Beaton, Cyber Security Network Integrator for Scotland

“Hot Tin Roof did a great job in raising awareness of our Christmas Lectures and our drive to attract more young people into careers in cyber security. They hit the ground running and I was really pleased with the coverage achieved. Hot Tin Roof are professional and work proactively, and I am happy to recommend them.”

Janice Andrew, Digital Skills Manager, Skills Development Scotland

“To complement the work of the Skills Investment plan and Digital World since 2016 to date, Hot Tin Roof have been our dedicated PR company to assist in project and initiatives promotion as well as horizon scanning suitable opportunities to raise awareness of the Sector. In addition, during 2017 Hot Tin Roof also provided dedicated support for our Digital World social media channels.

During all contract delivery, Hot Tin Roof have performed to a very high standard and been successful in delivering and sourcing opportunities to ensure that each year we have had excellent coverage which has complemented our Skills Investment Plan implementation and our Social Media campaign requirements.”

Laura Meikle, organiser of the First Lego League in Scotland

“We have worked with Hot Tin Roof over the past three months and have found them to be a great PR company. Their help in raising the profile of the First Lego League through Digital World has been wonderful; many press leads were found and they followed up all enquiries promptly and professionally, keeping us in the loop at all times. We would definitely use them again.”

Polly Purvis, CEO of ScotlandIS

“Hot Tin Roof have played a key role in our campaign to tackle Scotland’s IT skills gap. Working together we have raised awareness of this important issue, with powerful thought leadership and news stories published across outlets including BBC, The Scotsman, Times Educational Supplement and Holyrood Magazine. The team are professional, proactive and have a very good understanding of our sector and the media – I am happy to recommend them.”

Richard Orr, Senior Development Manager at The Winning Scotland Foundation

“As a very small charity it’s crucial that we get our message and values out to as wide an audience as possible. Hot Tin Roof have been instrumental in helping us achieve that. They help us identify the best media outlets and the best people within them who want to talk about us. As a result we enjoy national coverage every time we ask HTR for help. Thanks guys!”

Harvey Wheaton, CEO of CodeClan

“Hot Tin Roof has played an important role in the launch and growth of CodeClan over the last two years. They were part of the early set up team and have continued to work closely with the inhouse team to deliver a high profile media campaign that has created the credibility and built trust needed for students to sign up for what was in the early days unproven.”

Chris Aitken, computing science teacher at Wick High in Caithness, Scotland, Apps for Good teacher of the year 2013 and TalkTalk Digital Hero

“I really enjoyed working with HTR on various projects. They were professional throughout and the PR pieces they produced for me were excellent quality.”

Craig McQueen, External Communications Executive at SDS

“Over the last two years, Hot Tin Roof have added great value to Skills Development Scotland’s marketing and communications activities in the digital technologies sector, targeting a range of audiences including parents, employers, and potential new entrants. They have brought their experience and expertise of the sector to bear, and have consistently delivered results which have contributed a great deal towards us fulfilling our strategic goals.”

Evelyn Wilkins, Editor, Teaching Scotland Magazine

“The team at Hot Tin Roof are always lovely to work with, extremely helpful and quick to respond. They have come to me with some great stories over the past few years.”

James Walter, Candid Media

“I can’t thank Hot Tin Roof enough, without a doubt one of the most useful training sessions I have ever been on. I think this will do more for my business than all the others put together! I will begin my digital media adventure right away – there’s a lot to learn but also great opportunities. Looking forward to getting started.”

Beverley Nicolson, Filmhouse

“I just wanted to write and thank you for all the vital PR advice and support you have provided us with and I am personally grateful that you were also able to shower us with bags of personality and laughter along the way.

Although this first-ever REEL 2006 Film Festival seemed a little unfocused at times, as it was new territory for all of us, working with you as an external agency actually helped us to set and gear our messages in a much more strategic and timely fashion so I thank you for that.

The PR campaign that you implemented worked beautifully and the volume of press coverage gained was extremely positive and far exceeded our expectations.  I really do hope we can work together again in the very near future.

Thank you once again, especially for your kindness and diplomacy skills!”

Peter Ranscombe, The Scotsman

“For the past four years, the staff at Hot Tin Roof have not only dealt with my press inquiries in a speedy and professional manner but have also been a source of some excellent stories for the news, business and professional pages in The Scotsman. The team at Hot Tin Roof has also helped me to forge strong links with Wild Scotland, the national wildlife and tourism operators association, which has in turn benefited The Scotsman’s Wildlife Watch, our quarterly nature survey. I wish more agencies could be as helpful as Hot Tin Roof.”

Caroline Warburton, Wild Scotland

“Wild Scotland has been working with Hot Tin Roof for two years and they have become an asset for our organisation. Hot Tin Roof has worked closely with us to achieve our aims within the budget we have available and the returns have been significant. They have organised press trips, press releases, features and interviews for us with efficiency and passion, and show genuine commitment and interest in what we are promoting. I would happily recommend this company to others.”

Alastair Jamieson, The Scotsman

“Sarah Lee provides clear, well-ordered and well-researched information which is directly relevant to the topic in hand and which can be invaluable for journalists working to tight deadlines on unfamiliar topics. The unique benefits of the truly personal service which can be provided by independent practitioners are in evidence in Sarah’s work.”

Tino Nombro, Ambergreen

“Sarah Lee is a diligent and highly professional PR practitioner who has been successful in delivering good results for Ambergreen. Her ability to work strategically towards the goals of our company and as part of the
team has been effective and proactive in keeping PR a key component of our marketing mix.”

Mark Macaskill, Sunday Times

“Hot Tin Roof is one of the most proactive PR agencies I’ve dealt with, offering a professional and helpful service and generating a wealth of ideas for news articles and features in The Sunday Times.”

Katy Ingram, The White Company

“Our tenth birthday was a big landmark for The White Company and Sarah held a very special and stylish party for us. We were not well known in Scotland and the opening of our first shop was very important. We trust Sarah completely and she helped The White Company quickly establish strong roots in Scotland.”

John Hatfield, The Herald Business Magazine

“Sarah Lee is one of that rare breed of PR practitioners who actually takes the time and effort to understand the requirements and editorial ethos of the publications she supplies. Her ideas are always fresh and relevant, copy is clear, well-written and she has a respect for deadlines and keeping everybody in the loop. Proactive without being pushy, she delivers a very professional service for her clients.”

Wendy McDougall, 9-20 Recruitment

“I wasn’t sure about working with PR or the value it would give my business. Sarah delivered what she promised, spotted new opportunities and kept going until she got the results for me. I trust her completely with the reputation of my company and have absolute respect for her and the contribution she has made to growing our reputation.”

Catherine Salmond, Edinburgh Evening News

Hot Tin Roof has proved a most valued contact, owing to the enthusiasm, reliability and professionalism of its staff, particularly Emma McDonald.

“The company is regularly forthcoming with ideas for stories and features, while managing to avoid a common PR pitfall of being overly-pushy.

Hot Tin Roof instead promotes its clients with a relaxed, genuine confidence, allowing them to effectively sell themselves. The result? A company which is a delight to work with, every time.

Hot Tin Roof has frequently gone out of its way, often with challenging time constraints, to assist the Evening News with stories, never once failing to deliver on a wide range of requests.”

Kirsty McDougall, Blink Red

“Sarah is a star! She is great to work with and she never gives up. The art critics are our toughest audience and she just keeps battling to get us heard. We are delighted with the results and she has created unexpected business opportunities through coverage right across the media.”

Emma Herrod, Internet Retailing

“Hot Tin Roof are always efficient and friendly and have taken the time to understand the magazine’s audience and the way in which the editorial team works.”

Lisa Davidson, Ativo

“Hot Tin Roof write beautifully. They have a real gift of being able to capture their client’s thoughts in words. As a lawyer I am very critical and analytical and I could not fault the fantastic press release that Hot Tin Roof wrote for me.”

Jonathan Trew, Freelance food writer

“Hot Tin Roof are on the ball when it comes to sending out well targeted, relevant PR and quick to follow up when journalists pick up on it.”

Nigel Roy, Microsoft

“We found the press release to be extremely well written and we’re very pleased indeed!!”

Jessica Twentyman, Freelance writer and editor

“I have worked with Chris Welton at Hot Tin Roof several times in the last year or so and he has been a great help in putting me in touch with the kinds of spokespeople I need for my work for the Financial Times and others.

“He’s done so promptly and efficiently and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to him to companies looking for a true ‘ideas person’ to handle their public relations in a proactive way.”

Tracy Connolly, Anello

“We got a half page in the Sun today! Thank you for all your help. It has been a great success. Today just crowned it off.”

Jenny Haworth, The Scotsman

“I have found Hot Tin Roof excellent. They provide quick responses to queries, and always in a friendly and helpful manner.”

Neil Mackinnon, Head of External Affairs, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

“Just want to take this opportunity to thank you guys for your input. Without your creativity and imaginative approach I think we would have had significantly less ability to present a positive front for the Fringe this year. Thank you.”

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