THIS IS WHO WE ARE

The things that make us tick

RELATE:

“To make or show a connection between,
To sympathise or identify with,
To tell or give an account.”

LEADERSHIP

Juma Bannister

Co-Founder
Creative Director 

Juma is the leader and creative driver behind Relate and brings to the table over 17 years of experience working in digital and visual content creation. He has won multiple accolades for his photography and was also one of six persons to receive the Caribbean Tech Innovators award in 2013 for his contributions in the area of digital photography training, through his Elevate Caribbean initiative.

 

Ayinde N. A. Smith

Co-Founder
Studio Director 

Ayinde has worked in the communications sector for the past 21 years and has extensive experience in developing effective visual communications. As a qualified Marketing Consultant and Professional Photographer, he is a strategic thinker with an eye for the big picture and has been a critical part of the Relate team from the outset.

 

Marie Youssef-Smith

Director of Operations & Consultancy Services

Marie Youssef Smith is a Management Consultant with Process Management at the core of her service offering. For the last 22 years Marie has worked extensively in the UK and across both Western and Eastern Europe, as well as in both the Private and Public Sectors in Trinidad and Tobago. She is also an experienced workshop facilitator.

HISTORY

Relate was founded in 2006, as a photography services company.

In our early development we focused on serving clients in the thriving Caribbean Destination Wedding Industry. Through this we’ve won multiple awards for our imagery and covered hundreds of destination weddings in countries throughout the Caribbean, America and on the African Continent.

Over the last decade we’ve evolved to provide world class Media, Communication and Marketing Services to corporate clients in multiple sectors, including Energy, Financial, Technology, Hospitality, Education and Non-profit, travelling across the Caribbean and to two continents.

 

ETHOS

We’ve built our company on the philosophy that relationship is fundamental to success. Which we’ve encapsulated in the statement “Relationship is MORE”.

This allows us to provide insightful, intuitive, seamless solutions that help to mature our clients’ businesses.

We have strong leadership, the ABSOLUTE BEST people on our core team and an extensive network of collaborators.

We are highly skilled, greatly creative and deliver with consistency, but the thing that sets us apart, is we live our CORE VALUES everyday.

More than just liked or admired, we are trusted.

 

CORE VALUES

Relationship is Key

We believe that healthy interactions increase productivity and provide a path for individual and organisational growth.

The Value of Fit

Each person on our team is valuable and has a fit. The more you discover your fit the more you bring value to the whole.

Personal Development

Beyond the work, the Relate environment helps our team develop in all areas of life.

Integrity

What we say, do and present is who we are.

Purpose First

Our main focus is not profit, notoriety or accolades.

The Need for Inquiry

We don’t assume we know it all, we always search for more.

Globalness

We are Caribbean born but we have global vision.

3. Who We Are | Relate Company - Independent Strategic Communications & Marketing Company Based in the Caribbean