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Rachel Hannan


Ms. Rachel Hannan serves as Chairwoman at Real World Group. Rachel is an Entrepreneur and Angel Investor who has founded and successfully grown her own businesses, as well as supporting the growth of many more as a Non Executive Director, Board Advisor and Investor. Rachel previously co-founded GatenbySanderson, which grew to become a market leader in its sector of senior appointments and leadership consultancy in the public sector within 7 years, before she successfully exited in 2010. She has a passion for supporting people and organizations to reach their full potential and believes in the importance of maximising the impact of a business or organization's greatest asset, its people. To date she has invested in over 10 businesses across a range of sectors as broad as technology, food manufacture, medical devices and education, but more recently has had a particular focus on those in the human capital space, including companies in the leadership and organisational development, HR Consultancy and recruitment sectors. With experience gained in tax, corporate finance, HR and management consultancy, plus senior search and selection, predominantly with PwC, she has also founded two businesses. Rachel is also Chair of the Leeds Community Foundation, an Independent Governor on the Board of the University of Bolton and dedicates time and funding to a number of charities and social enterprises, especially those involved with helping vulnerable people into work or to start their own businesses. She has also Chaired appointments panels for the Judicial Appointments Commission and is an Entrepreneur in Residence for Connect Gazelles, a not for profit organization supporting budding entrepreneurs and start-up companies.

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 5 Albion Place
  • Leeds LS1 6JL
  • England, United Kingdom

+44 0113 000 0000

Rachel Hannan Investments (2)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Real World Group 16-Dec-2015 Angel (individual) 00000 Consulting Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000000 000000
0000000 31-Oct-2013 00000 (00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Out of Business
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Rachel Hannan Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
0000000 31-May-2016 000 00 00000000 Completed
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Rachel Hannan Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Rachel Hannan Angel Investor 0 0 Leeds, United Kingdom