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Rachel Ritson – Managing Director

Director Rachel Ritson

01946 693931 Ext 213

Rachel best describes her role as being the captain of the ship!  She makes sure the company is heading in the right direction, at the right speed and adjusting the coordinates as and when necessary.  Day to day work involves making sure our brand, systems and people are all working cohesively and in line with our company culture and values.  Her main priority is to ensure staff are engaged and enjoying their work, as happy staff means happy clients.

Prior to joining Grisdales, Rachel had her own accounts business working for a number of local companies, providing accounts and management information.  Before moving up to West Cumbria in 1996, Rachel worked for the international company Dupont, as part of the management accounts team in a litho plate manufacturing business.

Rachel joined Grisdales in 2000 as a part time accounts manager.  As the business grew so did her responsibilities, becoming more involved in the strategy of the firm and business infrastructure.  Over the years her day to day became heavily estate agency orientated.  By the end of 2014 Rachel was solely managing the business and became full owner in 2016.  Rachel is a member of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents, has qualifications in management having carried out the Women in Cumbria Taking The Lead programme, alongside a Level 4 qualification in Business Management. Rachel is continually developing and has been a member of The Property Academy since 2013, this included being part of the highly esteemed Leadership Summit programme in 2016 – Leadership Summit

Having three children, three step children, and two grandchildren, Rachel has a busy home life and loves nothing more than having everyone round for lots of craic!  She also loves to keep fit, running and walking the fells, and of course time with her husband Neil on weekends away to chill out and relax!

Photo taken in the middle of Challoner Street, Cockermouth