Rachel Brown started her business ‘Secretary Outsource’ in October 2007 from scratch, having worked as a secretary, PA and Office Manager during a career spanning over 30 years.
Having attained the highest qualification for Office Professionals in the UK at the time (1988) she gained a wealth of experience working in the private sector (a high street bank), the public sector (Brighton & Hove City Council) as well as small businesses. In 1994 she was runner up in ‘The Times’ Secretary of the Year competition.
When a fixed-term contract was coming to an end in 2007, she was looking for a new challenge and decided to utilise her considerable skills and experience to offer a freelance secretarial service and consultancy. Now nearly 10 years on, she has one employee, several subcontractors and an office in Newhaven Enterprise Centre which is the hub of Secretary Outsource.