Rachel is stepping down from her 4-year term as Chair of the Partnership Council. During that time, she has proved a valuable asset to the team, creating strong links between the Aquascot Trust, the Partnership Council and the Leadership Team. A fervent advocate of Employee Ownership, she also sits externally on the Scotland for Employee Ownership Board (so does our Managing Director John Housego).
Taking a coaching approach well before it was officially in place, she has been a mentor for the more recent additions to the Partnership Council, providing them with regular support so that they could gain confidence in their roles.
It needs reinstating that Rachel was recently bumped up to the position of Head of Technical, a role that she is taking very seriously – the business can count on her to keep food safety at the heart of all that she does.
As she withdraws from the Partnership Council, current Vice-Chair Nadean Taylor, Assistant Production Manager, is stepping up to fit in her shoes as Chair. The rest of the team is genuinely excited and proud to have her seen develop over the past months, so she is ready to take on that new responsibility.