A CHESTERFIELD woman has won a top award for her global entrepreneurial skills in developing a successful international recruitment and training company.
Rachel Treece, originally from Newbold, was brought up and raised in Derbyshire and after studying at University in London she went on to set up her European-based business Fast Training.
The former St Helena School pupil has now been crowned as the Entrepreneurship Category Award winner, in the 2012 Inspiring Woman Awards, which were announced last month.
Mrs Treece said: “To be a successful entrepreneur you need to consider downsizing, energising and prioritising.”
She founded her business in 1999 and it now delivers training courses worldwide across the UK, Europe, North America, Africa and Asia Pacific.
Her advice to companies includes remaining humble by putting themselves in the context of the world problems.
She also believes for firms to be successful they should consider supporting up-and-coming staff by passing on information and inspiration to others.
She added: “I’m a daughter, wife, mother, friend and latterly a business woman. The former are the most important things in life.”
Fast training, which is based in Luxembourg but supports UK businesses, believes management and technical training will make companies more efficient, more effective and more profitable.
Fast training www.fasttraining.eu also boasts Royal Holloway University of London approved trainers.