One business will be celebrating its birthday with a special delivery to supporters – a splendid platter of delicious cupcakes.

Names of lucky clients of Rely Ltd – HR and Training, Weymouth, were plucked from a hat and will get a special thank-you platter of assorted cupcakes to celebrate the company’s 12th birthday.

Other clients will receive a birthday card thanking them for their support over the years.

Managing Director Nicky Cooksley started the company ‘from nothing’ in 2005. She said she is delighted to share their celebrations with their customers.

She said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to our wonderful clients and thank them for their ongoing support over the years. Most of our clients when they come on board, stay with us and refer us to others.

“We wanted to do something special to include our clients in the celebrations.”

In preparation for their anniversary, Mrs Cooksley and colleague Becky Firth tucked into a pre-birthday tea party. They will spend the company’s birthday, Friday, June 9, spreading the celebratory spirit by personally delivering the cupcake platters to the lucky-dip winners.

Based at Lynch Lane, Weymouth, Rely Ltd provide HR consultancy services and training to a wide variety of businesses, from helping with new starters, contract and maternity law to facilitating communications and conflict resolution. Rely Ltd also provide coaching and training, on a wide range of business-related and personal skills subjects.

Mrs Cooksley added: “I like the maxim that we’re big enough to cope, but small enough to care.”

“Clients know they can ‘Rely’ on us for good advice and training.”

Mrs Cooksley said she has known some of her clients for 20 years, from ‘an earlier life’ when she worked in the recruitment industry. She said: “I think that’s pretty amazing. They bought me then and they buy me now. That’s one of the things I’m most proud of. On day one there was nothing and I have created all this business.”

When Mrs Cooksley first started Rely Ltd she ran training programmes primarily for the recruitment industry. But early on she realised she needed to ‘recession-proof’ her business and expanded into providing HR and training for all types of business. Now the company works across Dorset and part of Hampshire. Last year Mrs Cooksley recruited a full-time employee, Becky Firth, to work with her.

Mrs Cooksley is also one of the finalists in the Dorset Echo Industry Awards in the Best Woman in Business category.

She said she was ‘surprised and delighted’ to have been shortlisted and was looking forward to the awards on June 16. She said: “I’m absolutely delighted – really pleased.

“It really gave me a lift. I thought ‘Yes, we are doing a good job’.”

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