polly robinson PR & communications
for food & Drink, restaurants & lifestyle
Polly Robinson has over 20 years marketing and pr experience and has specialised in food & drink and restaurants since 2008. I have an extensive network in the food & drink world including food writers, journalists, chefs and entrepreneurs.
I ran Food Safari, which took the public and media on behind-the-scenes, field-to-fork experiences with food and drink producers in Suffolk and London.
I offer PR and communications consultancy. Since 2010 clients have included Aspall, Hillfarm Oils, Spoon Cereals, Hodmedod and Hepple Gin. At Aspall I was acting Head of Marketing (2013-2015) and led a major rebrand project from concept development through to implementation in packaging and online.
If you need an experienced PR and communications specialist, with a deep understanding of the principles of marketing, give me a shout.
I am a committee member of the Guild of Food Writers.
I was a Board member of the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival and helped to curate the programme of workshops and demonstrations as well as fringe events for six years.
I am regularly asked to judge local and national food awards. In 2017 and 2016 I was a regional judge for the Delicious Magazine Produce Awards and the East of England Producer of the Year Awards. In 2015 I was a judge for the BBC Food & Farming Awards Best Suffolk Market and for the Suffolk Food & Drink Awards.
Recognition and Awards
Food Safari received national acclaim achieving widespread national press and TV coverage including The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Country Life, Olive and Food & Travel magazines and was featured on the Great British Food Revival on BBC2 and on Country Tracks on BBC1. In 2012 Food Safari won UK Cookery School Awards - Best Day Course/Food experience and was shortlisted in the British Cookery School Awards Best Use of Local Ingredients and won the Pride of Suffolk Award in the Suffolk Food & Drink Awards 2012.