Rachel has gained experience in the corporate world, as founder of her own businesses, and as an Angel Investor. Co-founding a public sector executive search and leadership development company, she grew this into a £multi-million leader in its field before she successfully exited to go on to become one of the most active women Angel Investors in the North. She has invested in companies across a range of sectors including technology, SaaS, educational robotics, medical devices, food manufacturing, recruitment, leadership research & development, as well as social enterprises, and will shortly announce her latest investment.

She is also currently Chair of Real World Group Ltd, Faerfield Ltd, and Deputy Chair of Bolton University, as well having previously chaired Leeds Community Foundation. She also advises a range of high growth companies and runs BHP Chartered Accountant’s ‘Business Leadership Academy’ for senior managers in ambitious SME’s. She is passionate about enterprise, business growth, inclusion, job creation and supporting people to create opportunities for themselves and others. Her portfolio of roles covers organisations employing over 1,500 people and she has invested well over 7 figures over the last 10 years into SMEs and building affordable homes.