Welcome to Grandstand PR

Grandstand PR was founded by Russell Hayes in 2015, to provide first-class public relations services to the sports industry.

Russell is an experienced, trained journalist, who formely worked as the Deputy National Racing Editor for the leading British motorsport newspaper Motorsport News, and its sister publication, the internationally-recognised Autosport magazine.

Russell’s experience in the world of journalism enables us to proactively manage a client’s PR by focusing on the key elements that will gain them greater publicity, whilst we also understand the day-to-day challenges that can be associated with being in the public eye.

We love sport, and we love our profession, just as much as you do. That’s why we work hard to build long-term relationships with clients, helping them to elevate their career both on the track or pitch, and off it.

“I’ve loved sports from a young age, but like many, never had the highest ability to perform professionally. 

“Having travelled substantially writing about sport, it was clear that some of the existing PR services that I’d encountered as a journalist were simply not satisfactory. As a professional journalist, you have to have a keen eye for detail, whilst also having the ability to use a wide range of the English language.
“That was why, in 2015, I made the decision to set up Grandstand PR to help top athletes achieve their optimum while in competition and out of it. We take our experience and enable our top athlete clientele to excel and accomplish their goals.”

– Russell Hayes, Founder