About & Awards

Suzie Smith – owner

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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. 

She is also a qualified teacher and mentor, and holds a PGCE – professional graduate qualification in education. Alongside this Suzie is the Study Programme Manager 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, new programmes, 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.

She is a certified and accredited Facebook trainer and has delivered tailored training for the social media giant. As a digital trainer and course creator for Buzz Start Academy , Suzie’s clients include the Department of Education and the Prince’s Trust.

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Chartered marketer status

Suzie has Chartered Marketer status 

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Anna Lee – design and digital marketing

Anna is an experienced designer with a BA Cons Graphic Design degree from Falmouth University. Anna and Suzie met when they were both working for Cornwall and Devon Media, Suzie as an editor and Anna as a marketer.

After leaving CDM, Anna went on to work at Truro College for more than a decade creating design materials, managing the social media content and advertising and more.

Anna works as Piece of Cake’s in-house designer and has created a wealth of marketing materials for clients, as well as managing digital marketing accounts.

Suzie’s team

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).

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