British corporate/brand blogs

What are the big name corporate and brand blogs in the UK? The New Pr Wiki – an invaluable resource for anyone into business blogging – has a list of CEO/leadership and corporate blogs, which I have shamelessly reproduced below. But are Thomson and Guiness really the only big brands blogging in the UK? Surely there must be more than that?

UPDATE: Have added more to the list, and slightly rearranged things so we have business blogs, whether by individuals, and whether branded or not, and official household name consumer-facing blogs. Are there any more of the latter?

2nd UPDATE: Added even more, and have been pointed at this BritBlogs category by Stuart Bruce. I am not going to sift through it for additions, because I’m not sure that’s going to actually achieve my aim. I’ll admit, I was hoping to see more household names.

British business blogs

Matt O’Neill, Activ Media

David Rossiter, Analyst Insight

Andy Hayler, Kalido

David Terrar, Managing Director, D Squared C


David Ferrabee, Hill & Knowlton

Joel Cere, Hill & Knowlton

Niall Cook, Hill and Knowlton

Sally Costerton, Hill & Knowlton

Richard Charkin, Chief Executive, Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

Chris Lewis, CEO, LEWIS PR

Jon Silk, LEWIS PR

Ellee SeymourProActive PR

Richard Gaunt and Glenn O’Neil, Benchpoint

Interactive PR (not sure if this is a business or a group of like-minded individuals)

James Warren, director of web relations, Weber Shandwick

Mark Shanahan, Leapfrog Corporate Communications

David Phillips, ManagementClarity

Michael Blowers, Media Evaluation Research

Andrew Brown, Mediaklik

Andrew B. Smith, Object Marketing

Antony Mayfield, Harvard Public Relations UK

Rainier PR Breakfast Bulletin

Justin Hayward, MS&L

Simon Collister

Alan Moore, Managing Director, SMLXL

Melanie Surplice, Factiva


David Tebbutt, Managing Director, Brainstorm Software

DrKW Telco Tech

Drew Benvie, LEWIS PR

David Davis, PR consultant (is that a business blog?)

Audacious Communications

Adrian Cronin-Lukas, Director, Big Blog Company

Custom Communication

Blog Relations and The Angel Blog

Mark Borkowski

Paul Woodhouse, The Tinbasher

Modern Marketing

JP Rangaswami, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, UK

“Consult The Guru PR & Marketing Blog

Dan Leach Dot Com

Edelman UK

Thomas Mahon, English Cut

Dave Jennings, CEO, Envigour Systems Ltd.




Mark Rogers, CEO, Market Sentinel

Net Resources

Net Resources

Stephen Davies

Stephen Newton, Public Relations Consultant

Public Relations Online

Stephen Waddington, managing director of Rainier PR

Neil MacLean, Reputation Plus

Simon Waldman, Director of Digital Publishing, Guardian Newspapers

David Upton, Director, Stirling Reid Limited

Stuart Bruce, Founder, Bruce Marshall Associates LLP

Jackie Danicki, Engagement Alliance

Baukejan and Vanessa

Eie Flud

Score Communications

Real Oasis



British* household name consumer-facing blogs

Thomson Holidays

The Guinness Blog


The Observer**

I’m on the hunt for more British business blogs – of all types – so please add suggestions in the comments!

* OK, English, Irish, Welsh and Scottish… not that I want to split hairs, frankly.

** Note, I didn’t include the Guardian blogs because they are subject focused, whereas The Observer blog is about The Observer… or at least, it was the last time I looked.

20 thoughts on “British corporate/brand blogs

  1. Stormhoek, surely?

    I think most big brands are still too scared.

  2. Stormhoek’s not British though – they are South African. I’m specifically intersted in British (or Great British if I’m going to include Ireland) business and brand blogs.

  3. Sorry – I was going on your question: “What are the big name corporate and brand blogs in the UK?”

    Stormhoek is definitely one of these.

    Depending on what you’re trying to achieve, you might want to think more about what brand blogs people in the UK are exposed to rather than just the publishing location.


  4. Suw, I created an OPML file with all the blogs you listed, and I added another couple of blogs by PR/Communication consultans:

    – you can import the OPML file:

    – you can browse it in Grazr:

    – you can use Grazr to add it to your post:

    Please feel free to copy the OPML file and change it.

    And thank you for using the New PR Wiki! 🙂

    PS: The authors of “Interactive PR” – Paul Bradshaw and Caroline Wilson – are lecturers at UCE Birmingham. (The blog is not included in the OPML file.)

  5. Q. What are the big name corporate and brand blogs in the UK?

    A. We’ve no idea and with the exception of technology or media companies we think it will probably be 12 – 18 months before more companies operating outside of these fields catch on.
    The assumption we feel for large corporates is something like this “we spend a fortune on maintaining a large website that has all the corporate data we want to produce, so why blog… …let’s face it if blogging was useful then everyone would be doing it…”

    Also blogging is still “new” and therefore has a certain amateur status.

    Q. …Are there any more of the latter?

    A. We like to think that our blog is, whilst we are not even going to attempt a corporate approach the hits are 60,000 + a week and climbing (which whilst not huge figures, the market for garden design & landscaping which is pretty small). The blog also ranks very well in the search engines, so we’ve used it to gain leverage and exposure. In the autumn we’ll ease off and spend some time restructuring the main website. The intension is to integrate the blog as part of the news section.

  6. Thank you for the useful list. Another name: Andy Hayler of Kalido blogs about Enterprise software at

  7. Thank you for the mention – I am very small – but am a British business blog – with as many downs as ups – we like to be open and honest with our customers and there truly is no better way than blogging regularly to achieve that.


  8. Thank you for the mention – I am very small – but am a British business blog – with as many downs as ups – we like to be open and honest with our customers and there truly is no better way than blogging regularly to achieve that.


  9. Dear Suw,

    We write a New Homes Blog and are based in the UK at

    We blog about specific new homes and guides, articles and tips on this subject.

    We are not a big company as yet and are now looking into our brand.



  10. My non-profit company, Engagement Alliance, has a blog at; I am the company’s director, and have an eponymous blog.

  11. You’re already on the list, Jackie.

  12. In addition to external facing blogs, it’ll be interesting to see how large organisations use the social media for internal communications purposes!

    It’s particularly interesting to me personally as that’s where i’m finding the new revenue streams are coming from. Was lucky enough to get a ‘paid experiment’ with the British Council back in April covering one of their project events ( That lesson taught me there’s potential in offering a ‘managed service’ for specific applications.

    Yes, the barriers to entry with blogging are low (technically), but as it matures as a medium for organisations, will in-house teams need support in whatever form that takes? I suspect so.

    All the best,


  13. Hi Sue,

    I’m a web copywriter whose recently moved into concentrating on developing business blogs in the Milton Keynes area. I should have some new business blogs going up soon, but my own blog is all about it. Its only got a few posts so far but I will be updating it once a week.

    Thanks and regards,


  14. this is a bit like asking in 1994/5 which companies, UK or otherwise, have a website. Once anything, blogsite or whatever becomes more accepted more companies will have them as consumers get to expect them. Right now its just too early a point to raise.

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