This article was published about Rely Ltd on the Dorset Echo website and newspaper.

TASTY treats were the icing on the cake as one HR and training company celebrated its 12th birthday with clients.

To celebrate their recent milestone, (Friday, June 9) Managing Director Nicky Cooksley and colleague Becky Firth, from Rely Ltd – HR and Training, travelled around Dorset and Hampshire to hand-deliver cupcakes to lucky supporters.

They gave out 12 platters of cupcakes, each containing 12 cakes, to 12 of their lucky clients picked from a hat. Other customers received birthday cards thanking them for their support over the years – these had cupcakes on too.

Images from top left to bottom right: Becky Firth (Rely Ltd) with Chelsea from Barry's Coaches Limited, Nicky Cooksley (Rely Ltd) with Joanne Phillips from Marden Edwards Limited, Nicky with Richard Barker from Spetisbury Construction Ltd, Nicky with Tom White from Gungho Marketing Ltd, Nicky with a group of Eberspacher (UK) Ltd senior managers undertaking a Management Development Programme, Nicky with Francesco Puddu and Adam Taylor from Merlo (UK) Ltd.

Images from left to right: Becky with Eddy from Philip Trim Contractors, Nicky with Linda Porter and Andy Baldwin from Ford Civil Engineering, Becky with Paula Clark from Double H (Nurseries) Ltd, Nicky with Andy Bethell from Quality Medical Solutions Ltd.

Rely Ltd – HR and Training provides HR consultancy services and training to a wide variety of businesses across Dorset and Hampshire.

Amongst the lucky clients were staff at Gungho Marketing based in Poundbury, Dorchester, and Philip Trim Contractors in Bere Regis.

Mrs Cooksley said: “All our clients were delighted with the cakes and said so many wonderful things about our HR and training services, including how much they value them. It left me feeling very proud.

“It was also a great opportunity for us to thank our clients for their custom and support over the years.”

Mrs Cooksley set up the Weymouth-based business “from nothing” in 2005. She said starting her own business had been “scary.” But she added: “You don’t have to look down, you just have to keep looking ahead. I’m very proud to have created something from nothing.”

She added that it was a “very proud moment” to take a look back last week and see how far the business had come. Mrs Cooksley gave a special thank you to her husband Jonathan, adding that he had “always had faith” when she said she wanted to start her own business.

Mrs Cooksley said: “He has always supported me, he’s a hugely positive person.”

To continue their birthday celebrations, the company has launched a competition offering businesses the chance to win one of the following prizes; a half day training workshop, a one year subscription to their HR Lifeline service or four HR Time Credits.

To enter simply answer the questions on the competition page at rely.company/competition.