What we do
Relish. It's the stuff we use to elevate something to another level to make it even tastier. It's also a verb that describes when you enjoy something greatly and it's no coincidence that here at Relish both of these definitions clearly represent our skills and ethos. When combined they enhance any organisation and through the use of effective communications, business planning and marketing, we can help add some relish to what you do.
As business owners and consultants to other organisations, Emma and Judi understand the importance of ensuring your voice is heard, your message is clear and both customers and staff understand why they should engage, visit, support or trade with you.
Whether you are a new set-up looking for support to create a business plan to plot and measure your growth, or a well established company seeking to ring the bells of change, Relish are able to guide you through what steps are required.
We offer a range of services from a marketing health audit with recommendations for you to implement yourself, to a complete marketing and communications service that quite simply takes care of everything for you. Other clients prefer a pay-as-you-go option that fits the ebb and flow of their activities. Please get in touch - we'd relish the opportunity to work with you!
Who we are
Emma's career began at Aviva Insurance where over 20 years she specialised in General Insurance credit management and the performance management of staff. With her extensive business experience, management qualifications from The Open University and as a Member of the Institute of Credit Management (MICM), being responsible for the collection of £15m each month, Emma learnt that the foundations of any successful business need robust financial controls and practices.
Viewed as a style guru by friends and family, after having her two children Emma decided to retrain as a professional image consultant with renowned consultancy Aston & Hayes in London. Her approachable manner and style know-how, combined with strong business acumen and marketing expertise, lead her into fashion retail, where her Suffolk boutique expanded significantly both physically and digitially, becoming a Drapers national award winning business.
Her copy writing skills and intrinsic eye for helping clients appear the best possible versions of themselves, led to her being asked to write regular style column for both online and printed publications, including the regional East Anglian Daily Times newspaper. Emma was also a lecturer at City College Norwich, teaching graduates how to dress to impress.
Formerly a director of charitable organisation Art For Cure, Emma's extensive social media and digital marketing skills, combined with a clear vision and ability to make innovative and creative decisions, allow her to identify the strengths and values of businesses to showcase their unique identity and enhance success.
A wife to Simon and mother of two teenage sons, Emma lives near Woodbridge, Suffolk and her Scandinavian heritage fuels her passion for Danish style, especially fashion, lifestyle and interiors, with trips to Copenhagen as often as possible.
For the past twenty years, Judi has worked with international, national and local charities as a fundraiser and philanthropy advisor. She joined Oxfam's fundraising department in their Oxford HQ after graduating from King's College London, and quickly learnt that the key to successful fundraising is to really look after the donors who are already supporting you.
After living overseas with her husband Andrew and their young family, Judi returned to London and became Research Autism's Development Director, before moving to Suffolk in 2006 for big skies and shingle beaches. For over six years, Judi was the Development Director of the Suffolk Community Foundation, responsible for donor care and philanthropy, events and PR. This period included two endowment match funding challenges, which resulted in a £7m local philanthropy fund being established for the long-term benefit of Suffolk grassroots charitable causes.
Having decided to work as a freelance in order to establish the Armstrong Energy Global Foundation, Judi has worked with a number of clients who wanted help with specific fundraising strategies or support. As a professional communicator, she enjoys working with clients who need help to find their voice and tell their story whether it is for a grant application, a press feature or during a longer conversation with potential high net worth donors.
Judi is a Trustee on the Board of the Seckford Foundation and is a Director of the East of England Co-operative Society. As an Honorary Fellow of the University of Suffolk, she sits on UoS's Foundation Board, helping the newly independent university develop its philanthropic programme.
Judi co-owns the Butley Oyster, a popular rural pub between Woodbridge and Orford that was re-opened after a major renovation programme in 2017.