Jellybean is proud to be the PR partner to the Quality Food Awards, supporting the prestigious awards programme with social media management, throughout key judging days and managing its press office throughout the campaign year. It was with absolute delight that we got to spend the evening, last Friday, at The Brewery, London, amongst the great and the good of the food and drink industry to celebrate the awards 40th anniversary, none more special to us than our lovely clients, two of whom were shortlisted for an award!
As a leading foodservice agency, we have long been supporters of the great work Hospitality Action does. And as Christmas is of course a time for giving, we jumped at the chance to celebrate the arrival of the festive season and at the same time give back, at a time of year when those less fortunate often feel it the most. So it was glad rags on and off we headed to London’s Chino Latino within the Park Plaza London Riverbank for the Hospitality Action Christmas Fundraising Dinner.
The recent Extinction Rebellion protests have focused our minds on a global problem and if I have learnt one thing from them it is that “We can choose to be affected by the world or we can choose to affect the world.” Heidi Wills. The XR cause is undoubtedly a worthy one and critical to the future of our planet and I am not here to challenge the essence of their goal or to speculate on their questionable (and sometimes hypocritical) methods, but rather to reflect on another critical world problem that is deserving of the same level of attention – child poverty.
Every few years we visit North Dakota to see my husband’s brother and his family. This year we mixed it up a bit, turning it into an adventure that would take us on an unlikely journey from Winnipeg, all the way to Newport Beach.
We’re a brave little lot here at Jellybean. What’s more, we love an opportunity (as seen by our frequent charity drives) to give to a good cause and help others less fortunate than ourselves. So, when social secretaries Ellie and Hannah first mentioned Jellybean participating in Tough Mudder, and CEO Fiona suggested doing it for Debra we pretty much jumped at the chance. It was January after all, and the event was in September. Plenty of time to train.