Rachael Flanagan is 29 years of age and runs a multi-million-pound business employing over 300 staff throughout Wales and the West. Rachael is a fascinating and inspirational speaker, and the enthusiasm for business she displays is infectious.
With her go-getter attitude and drive for success, she is truly an inspiration to all. Starting her business, Mrs Bucket Cleaning Services, at the age of 18 after failing her business A-level, she started her business with just £20 of black and white flyers and distributed them around the area. The response was better than Rachael anticipated and she was inundated with enquiries so decided to rope in some carefully chosen staff to help.
Ten years on, Rachael Flanagan has created an impressive management team who run the day to day business now, enabling her to work ‘on the business, not in it’ as well as mentoring other entrepreneurs and small business owners on helping them take their business to another level. She is not one to rest on her laurels; Her passion is building highly motivated teams, marketing to get your brand standing out from the crowd and she continues to drive the business forward and has expanded this year alone by 52%.
In recognition of her business success, Rachael has attended special receptions with the former Secretary of State for Wales Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP and the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street. In early 2014, Rachel was handpicked by the Prince of Wales as one of Wales’ leading business people to attend a celebratory event during the NATO summit.