new eviva portraits colour 180Emma – Director

Co-founder and Director of Eviva since 2004, Emma has worked in communications and events for over 25 years with experience in Spirits, Travel, Food and specialising in wine. She has worked in PR for French food and wine marketing agency, Sopexa, top consumer fmcg agency, Lexis, as well as Australian wine PR agency, Winestream and the French Tourist Board in Sydney.

She has also been a brand manager for Bibendum Wines and worked freelance as a lifestyle PR and journalist writing features and reviewing for the AA Restaurant Guide and the Time Out Eating & Drinking Guide.

She has a degree in European Business and French from Nottingham Trent University, a CAM Communications, Advertising and Marketing Diploma and WSET Level 3. She is a judge at the IWC, and has judged for the Drinks International Wine Tourism Awards, The Drinks International Marketing Challenge and the Sud de France Sommelier of the Year Competition. She speaks fluent French and conversational Spanish.

In her spare time Emma loves to travel, draws heads, practices yoga, enjoys cooking and, of course, a good glass of wine!

Click here for an interview with Emma Roberts – Circle of Wine Writers: Meet the Member

Freelance Expertise

Eviva has developed a team of experienced freelance professionals who work on specific clients and events according to their different areas of expertise as and when needed. Each one adding their own unique skill set, ideas and personalities to the mix as part of the Eviva family.

Rosie

Rosie has worked in the wine trade for 10 years, a decision made following a year spent in Bordeaux, where any hopes of becoming a lawyer were quickly replaced with a passion for wine. Following a brief stint in retail, Rosie decided to pursue a career in the communications side of the industry and joined Bristol based drinks PR agency Proven Communication where she worked on accounts such as Dom Perignon, Veuve Cliquot and Casa Silva. Rosie has since then worked in London as a Marketing and Brand Manager for Alliance Wine and Armit Wines respectively. Now based in France on the Côte d’Azur, Rosie is currently working for Eviva whilst studying for her Master of Wine.

Jennifer

Jennifer has 13 years’ experience organising events, previously working for The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh running their diploma ceremonies. She is in charge of admin at Eviva part-time and the rest of the time she looks after her young family. She has a BA from Rhodes University in South Africa and lives in Scotland.