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Three years of Christmas cheer for Leeds PR agency

Garnet PR and Lotherton team up for third year running to spread Christmas cheer across Yorkshire Press release: Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Contact: Rhiannon Bates or 07814 865 230

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Leeds-based public relations agency, Garnet PR, is celebrating Christmas arriving early as it announces its partnership with leading Yorkshire attraction, Lotherton, for the third year running.

When the agency launched in 2019, it was delighted to welcome Lotherton to its roster for the festive season, given its focus on supporting rural tourism and lifestyle businesses.

While it has evolved to also support businesses led by female entrepreneurs, and its Founder, Rhiannon Bates, has become a leading business & PR coach for women-led businesses, it has always maintained its connection to its rural roots, particularly its Yorkshire heritage and home.

To be appointed as the official PR partner for Lotherton’s biggest campaign of the year for the third time running, and to continue to support its magical activities over the festive season, remains at the top of Rhiannon’s wish list each year.

Rhiannon said: “I’m over the moon to be supporting Lotherton with its magical Christmas Experience this year, especially as Mr and Mrs Claus are taking up residence there for the very first time as a couple! Given the challenges of the last two years, it’s wonderful to be the chosen PR partner to this popular family attraction, and to help them spread Christmas cheer for all to hear across the region and beyond.

“While our agency has evolved, Lotherton will always be one of those clients that you always dream of working with. It’s a real honour to be partnering with them for the third year running and we can’t wait to support them at this most wonderful time of the year.’

Sara Merritt, Audience Development Officer at Leeds Museums and Galleries, shared: “We’ve built a great relationship working with Rhiannon over the past three years; from the inception of her agency as a lone PR to now having a fully fledged team! She knows what we do inside out, is super organised, and always goes above and beyond to make sure we’re supported throughout our biggest event of the year.”

The Christmas Experience at Lotherton runs from 27 November 2021 - 2 January 2022 with a whole host of new additions including the first-lady of the festive season, Mrs Claus, and a brand new interactive woodland walk.

To find out more visit and to find out more about Garnet PR Notes to editor:

Garnet PR

Based in Yorkshire, Garnet PR specialises in public relations for rural lifestyle & tourism brands across the UK and is the go-to PR agency for female entrepreneurs, helping them to get clarity, confidence and visibility.

With more than 20 years’ experience working with leading UK visitor attractions, brands and award-winning communications agencies, Garnet PR works closely with businesses to powerfully tell their stories, helping them to own their place and space within their sectors, delivering results and protecting reputations.

For more information please visit

About Lotherton:

Lotherton is a beautiful Edwardian country hall and estate set on the outskirts of Leeds. Lotherton houses an expansive collection of artefacts, furniture and artworks in a traditional Edwardian country hall. Visitors can see what life was like in Edwardian times, visit the historic stables and marvel at the carriage displays.

Lotherton’s Wildlife World tells the story of its natural heritage while drawing on the travels of previous owners of the estate, the Gascoignes. 2021 marks the sixth anniversary of the Estate’s popular Christmas Experience.

The Christmas Experience

The Christmas Experience is a partnership event with Lotherton and Breeze, which runs the successful Breeze on Tour and Mini Breeze events for children and young people in Leeds during the summer holidays.

New for this year is the arrival of Mrs Claus, who will be hosting gingerbread decorating sessions in the beautiful hall, as well as a brand new interactive woodland walk. To find out more visit

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