Speaker / Host
Rachel Agnew is a busy freelance marketing consultant and copywriter working for clients in very diverse sectors. Furthermore she is an ex-Loose Woman and a talented, funny and first class speaker. One of the most ubiquitous voices to be heard in the UK today, Rachel is the voice of ’Cashier No.3 Please’. As a result, millions of people hear her dulcet tones every day in Boots, Lloyds, Barclays, M&S, Sainsbury’s and many more nationwide establishments. Rachel is the perfect choice for audiences who want to understand the art of multi tasking whether they are freelance or in permanent employment.
About Rachel Agnew
In fact, the term Portfolio Career could have been created for her. Rachel speaks about how she surprised herself by thriving in this wonderfully varied working world after many years in a ‘proper job’. In addition she shares how she manages to jump between her very different workplace demands, sometimes on an hourly basis. Her work has recently included writing website copy for a medical aesthetics provider (that’s Botox to you and me to running the marketing for a 52 date Jason Donovan tour. At the same time she was recording a voiceover on how to de-flea your cats and dog whilst auditing an accountancy website,! Rachel will also share how the the last year has helped her develop in many unexpected ways.
Rachel Agnew is a marketing consultant, broadcaster, writer, voiceover artist, speaker and Mum. After twenty years in a proper job in marketing in the music industry, Rachel became self-employed in 2008 and continues to be excited about her many diverse ways of earning an honest crust. The variety of her work makes every day different and she loves the feeling of never knowing what project might be round the next corner.
Her day job (as she calls it) is marketing UK tours by a diverse range of musicians. Recently she has worked for Alexander Armstrong, Jimmy Webb and Elaine Paige and she is currently working on a symphonic Led Zeppelin Masters orchestral tour as well as Lulu’s biggest ever UK tour.
As a broadcaster, she loved her time as one of the Loose Women, and has been a contributor on This Morning, Sky News and BBC Breakfast. In addition, she is often heard discussing many and varied topical issues on The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2 and has appeared on BBC London, LBC and on BBC Radio 5live.
For five years Rachel was a columnist for a West London newspaper group, and wrote with wit and insight about a wide range of everyday topics and her after dinner speaking is no different. She talks honestly about her good and bad times and how her positive, half-full attitude has helped her overcome the bad ones. She motivates and inspires with innate warmth, honesty and humour.
She can also talk about her decades in the music business, and her stories about her time spent with everyone from Peter Ustinov to Rick Astley, are hilarious and insightful.
Rachel loves speaking, whether it is as a keynote to a women’s organisation or after dinner speaker to a corporate audience, and she is also an experienced presenter, host, facilitator and charity auctioneer. Her talks have been described as inspiring, dynamic and very witty.
Her speaking voice has also been put to good use on a wide variety of voiceover work. She says her favourite job was recording a video voiceover explaining how to de-flee your dogs and cats. Very glamorous!
Finally, Rachel has a unique claim to fame. She is one of the most ubiquitous voices to be heard in the UK today. Millions hear her every day in Boots, Lloyds, Barclays, M&S, Sainsbury’s and many more nationwide establishments. Because Rachel is the voice of….’Cashier No.3 Please’. Honestly, she really is!
"Rachel spoke at the Working Woman Expo in Sheffield. She is confident, entertaining & full of inspiration; her talk was fun, energetic and sincere, simply a delight on stage and utterly professional off stage. She tuned into the audience and engaged them with a light hearted style, a pure breath of fresh air. A highly professional lady, with heaps of energy and positivity. She is a great speaker and inspired the audience with her accounts of her experiences both in her working and personal life. I would definitely recommend her to any group looking for a fantastic inspirational speaker and a bit of fun."
Working Woman Expo
"Rachel was an absolute pleasure to work with on this year's Cumbria Tourism Awards. She listened to everything we wanted and pitched the presentation perfectly. Down to earth, loads of fun, genuine and professional is how I'd describe her. We would not hesitate to book Rachel for any future event. A real hit with our audience - thank you!"
Cumbria Tourism Awards
"Thank you so much to Rachel Agnew for hosting our Charity Ball in aid of Breast, Cervical and Ovarian Cancer. Rachel was our auctioneer for the evening and without her we wouldn’t have raised half of what we did, we couldn’t have been happier with the outcome and Rachel made us feel at ease from the moment she entered the room, what a star she is! The audience was totally captivated with what she had to say, entertained and handing over money left right and centre. Professional, down to earth, hilarious, charismatic, fabulous and full of fun are just some of the words of feedback we received about Rachel. We have no hesitation in recommending Rachel and we are very much looking forward to booking her for our future fundraising events."
Women V Cancer Charity Ball & Auction
"The reason that I asked you to come and present yesterday was because I was looking for a fun, dynamic and inspirational end to the day and boy that is what I got. I have a feeling that the workshop yesterday will be remembered for your session alone by those who attended. You were fun, outgoing and simply a joy to watch and you left everyone who attended with golden nuggets of information about how to manage an audience. What made your session so much fun was not only the huge amount of energy and life that you brought to the presentation but the anecdotal stories and experiences that you talked about throughout. Thank you so much for agreeing to present at our workshop, you were a perfect end to a perfect day!"
The Queen’s Nursing Institute Communications Workshop
"Rachel Agnew presented the awards at the Ealing Gazette and Thames Valley University Pride in Our People Awards 2010. She was a perfect choice for the event and was thoroughly professional throughout the whole evening and more than met our expectations for a celebrity awards presenter. Rachel has a great personality and was ease throughout the evening with prize winners and local dignitaries and certainly endeared herself to the audience."
Trinity Mirror Southern Pride in Our People Awards
"Rachel was a superb compere at our recent charity fashion show. Her ease, natural wit and good humour kept everyone entertained throughout and she was a fantastic addition to the evening. I would thoroughly recommend her as a speaker, presenter or compare."
Charity Fashion Show
"Her speech had moments of poignancy as well as honesty and humour. She definitely gave hope to those ladies who are going through a difficult time at the moment and cheer to those who aren’t! A wonderful evening – one that is still being talked about three weeks later. Rachel is a superb choice of speaker for a ladies function and I would recommend her whole heartedly." "Again, thank you for a wonderful evening. Hearing you speak on the night I knew I had made the right choice of speaker for our ladies' only evening, given the diverse age range from 21 to 80. The ladies thoroughly enjoyed your speech, which was interesting, inspiring and witty. You made the evening feel so friendly and relaxed. Even the men who were waiters on the night, have said how much they enjoyed it! A great, positive reaction all round so again thank you."
Old Rutlishians' Association