Laughing Out Loud and Legless for Comic Relief

Haywards Heath People Consultancy Cullen Scholefield hosted a lively wine-tasting event with a difference in support of Comic Relief last Friday, 15th March at Café Rouge in The Broadway. Red noses were in evidence for the Call my Bluff Wine Tasting, which raised an impressive £891 so far for Comic Relief. The team is keen to round it up to £1,000 through its JustGiving Page (

Call my Bluff Wine Tasting, was devised by Ed Perfect, from local wine merchants and delicatessen, Grape & Grain, with the emphasis on fun!  Inspired by the long running popular game show, of the same name, each panelist had a description of the wine tasted by everyone. One of the descriptions was true – the guests had to decide whose description was correct.

Guests from the local business community came together in support of Comic Relief to test their taste buds, generally do silly things and of course don red noses. This year’s event was a perfect example of collaboration; Ed Perfect ran the wine-tasting despite the fact that he and partner Angelica welcomed their new son to the world, just the day before!  Plus, Café Rouge hosted the event as well as donating £100 and providing excellent customer service to boot.

As a people-centered consultancy, accredited with the Gold Investors in People award three times, Cullen Scholefield is known for playing the long game. Relationships with clients and suppliers last for decades and the union with Comic Relief is no different.  Managing Director, Maureen Scholefield has been supporting Comic Relief from the start, with the very first one in 1988. Since then, the team has been working in collaboration with Ridgeview, Ditchling, to create a range of unique wine-tastings in support of this worthwhile charity. But this year, due to a clash of dates, Ed Perfect was able to take over the mantle to great effect.

Maureen explains, “We always play the long game in terms of the relationships we have with our clients and the causes we care about. I strongly believe that we must always be looking for long term solutions rather than quick fixes that don’t last. This is why the majority of our work comes from our clients coming back to us for more. We also love having fun while we work!”  She went on to say, “While we work globally we like to keep local – Café Rouge is a great venue for our meetings and has been supportive of our Red Nose events for years.”

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