AKA RP, Picken
Rachel lives in Cornwall with her boyfriend, two daughters, aged 9 and 7, and two pet rabbits.
Known to friends as RP or Picken, she is a Frazzled Single Mummy (with a live-in boyfriend) who somehow juggles a national PR career with volunteering for the school bake sale.
A huge advocate for positive mental health and body image, Rachel is a reformed cheese and wine lover, lapsed pole-fit enthusiast and novice Stand Up Paddleboarder.
RP is most likely to be found sharing her love of post-it notes, chilling out on the Marshmallow (her bed), or enjoying the beach and move nights with her spirited girls.
In her professional life, Rachel is a Chartered PR consultant, usually working with the UK’s best universities to wrangle difficult messaging and strategies.
Ask her about: Taking Tiger the bunny for a Brazilian.
Claire is based near the Grand Union Canal in Northamptonshire with her 10yo ice-hockey mad son.
By weekday, Claire is an event professional and academic – Programme Lead and Senior Lecturer at the University of Northampton in events management. She was formerly Head of Business Development and Events at English National Ballet, heading up the development of all commercial income streams, and former director of Cornwall-based Mackerel Sky Events.
By weekend, she is part-owner of Milton Keynes Lightning - a professional ice hockey team, competing in the NIHL National Division; and PhD student using Bayesian statistics to analyse high risk decision making in events.
Claire is a fan of wine, cheese and curling up with a good book as much as watching ballet, watching rugby and ice hockey, being on/in/next to the sea, and dancing to disco music. She is also an advocate of positive mental health and finding the joy in the ordinary.
Ask her about: Game Theory and her awesome Mum.