We're excited to share some great news about Relish Gourmet Gifting company!
In a time when the COVID-19 pandemic impacted many businesses, Relish Gourmet had not only persevered but also thrived. Relish received its largest order to date from Rio Tinto, which was over 2,000 wellness packs shared with people isolating on site. The packs include Australian-made products to provide physical activity and mental stimulation to those impacted by COVID-19. The order not only had a significant impact on the Relish team but has also supported local suppliers and other small companies across Australia.
We were proud to support our people in isolation at the time by buying local and making a positive impact on our community during these challenging times.
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22 MARCH 2022
We're buying local to support our people in isolation
"It was a significant order for us. To be able to successfully pull something like this off instills confidence in our team." - Relish Gourmet owner Jacinta Matthews
Jan Hill, Jacinta Matthews, Isabel Hudson and Scott Redpath from the Relish team
In the coming weeks 2,000 wellness packs will be shared with our people isolating on site - a gesture from our business to bring a little comfort to those impacted by COVID-19.
But there's a bigger story behind these packs, and the benefits for local people and small business in Western Australia.
While the pandemic has impacted the business of local 'feel-good' gifting company Relish Gourmet, it's also COVID-19 that has resulted in their largest order yet.
Relish Gourmet sourced Australian-made products to create our COVID-19 wellness packs - and receiving our business has been 'vital' for owners Jacinta Matthews and Kevin Slattery, and their four employees.
Jacinta and her partner Kevin are well placed to understand what it's like isolating in a donga, having experienced the FIFO lifestyle themselves.
When she is not at Relish, Jacinta works offshore 220km from Broome and Kevin has been FIFO for the past nine years.
"We truly understand what it is like to be in a donga in the middle of the Pilbara," Jacinta said.
"When we planned the packs, we really put ourselves in the position of what we would have wanted if we had been in the same position."
To keep our team members active and mentally stimulated in isolation, the packs include a resistance training band for workouts, a 1000-piece puzzle, a deck of cards and a puzzle book.
Jacinta, whose family business is based in Osborne Park, said it was the biggest order they had ever received.
"It was a significant order for us. To be able to successfully pull something like this off installs confidence in our team. The impact of our partnership with Rio Tinto is invaluable," she said.
The order has also had a flow-on effect for local suppliers and other small companies Australia-wide.
"We really pride ourselves on sourcing locally. We do a lot of work with local farmers, honey collectors and an olive farm in Boyup Brook," Jacinta said.
COVID-19 Screening Co-ordinator Rachael Annan said Relish hit the brief exactly in terms of providing physical activity and mental stimulation to our people.
"They were agile, responsive and able to look outside the box to meet the brief," she said.
Jacinta has recorded a short video from the Osborne Park operations. Watch it here.
Article written by RioTinto