Rachael Flanagan – Fire in the Belly

On today’s show, we welcome Rachael Flanagan, leader, entrepreneur and CEO of Mrs Buckét Cleaning Services.

In 2005, Rachael was 18, sitting her A-Levels, and helping her mum clean the family home. Originally seeing this as a means to earn ‘beer money’ for the local pub, Rachael quickly recognised the positive impact her help was having around the house, and her dream began to grow and take shape.

As Rachael explains her humble beginnings, she tells us how her entrepreneurial spirit sparked as a seven-year-old selling sweets in her dad’s shop, and how this evolved to become a 300-strong team of staff based across Wales and Bristol, offering commercial cleaning. It’s incredible to believe she started aged 18, armed with just £20 worth of fliers and a hoover.

Rachael’s energy is infectious and her success is truly down to her determination, motivation, sacrifice and drive. Reflecting on a quote a swimming teacher once told her, she explains how she applied the words “there’s no way of improving yourself unless you’re in the pool first, and leave the pool last” to everything in her life.

This episode is a stark reminder that with fire in your belly and a determination to succeed, you can and will be a success. Rachael’s fantastic energy and perseverance to prove her doubters wrong has been the catalyst for a business empire, and we look forward to seeing what’s next in store for her. You can find Rachael on LinkedIn and keep up to date with her latest updates!