Suzie Smith – owner
Suzie is an award-winning marketer with a passion for words.
Having studied journalism at university, Suzie is NCTJ qualified, and edited newspapers, launched magazines and read the news on the radio before moving into a marketing career.
As the owner of Piece of Cake, Suzie knows how to make words work for her clients – whether that’s crafting a press release, blogs, writing social media posts, email marketing or providing the copy for adverts.
Suzie is also a qualified teacher and mentor, and holds a PGCE – professional graduate qualification in education. She is the lead consultant for marketing at Cornwall College, managing and delivering all of the professional qualifications from the CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing), as well as developing apprenticeships, workshops and bespoke training.
The Marketer’s Marketer – This gives Suzie a unique, academic insight into the world of marketing and enables her to work with dozens of professional marketers every year, taking them to the top of their game.
At Falmouth University, Suzie teaches on the BA Fashion Marketing and BA Creative Advertising degrees; and has created bespoke business focused digital marketing workshops for Plymouth City College.
She is a certified and accredited Facebook trainer, delivering a range of digital marketing workshops, funded by the social media giant, working for Buzz Start Academy as a Rockstar digital trainer.
Piece of Cake has an in-house designer, creating marketing materials for a wide range of clients. Suzie also has a team of writers and social media experts delivering content for clients.
For larger tenders and projects, Suzie brings together marketers, graphic designers, photographers and SEO/PPC specialists to ensure every aspect of a client’s needs are met.
Awards and recognition
Suzie and Piece of Cake Communications have won the following awards and accolades:
2018: Suzie was named as 1 of 100 nationwide entrepreneurial women of the year by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
2015: Piece of Cake Communications won ‘runner up’ at the Excellence in Business Training Awards, in the Entrepreneur and New Business Commitment to Training category.
2015: Piece of Cake Communications was listed as one of Unlocking Potential’s ‘Start Up Success Stories’.
2014: Piece of Cake Communications won ‘runner up’ at the Excellence in Business Training Awards, in the Entrepreneur and New Business Commitment to Training category.
2014: Piece of Cake Communications won ‘runner up’ at the Hub Awards, in the Best New Start Up category.
2011: Suzie was named Best Freelance Practitioner in the South West, by the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations).