Rachel is the founder of &mather, an enterprising and growing Bid Management and Research Consultancy headquartered in Leeds.

A strategic, focused professional with a strong research background, Rachel’s led a range of businesses to success by coordinating and developing strategies, goals and funding.

With a career spanning 15 years , helping large organisations and SMEs secure close to £200m EU and UK grant funding and contracts, Rachel’s clients have won contracts from the ESFA, DfE, Crown Commercial Service, LEPs, National Cyber Security Centre, The BBC, West Midlands Combined Authority, The Police Digital Service, Innovate UK, Local Authorities, Universities and NHS organisations.


Show Humility
Have Integrity
Be Accountable
Think Creatively
Grow Together
Why the name?

We work with & for our clients. Via the clients we work with, the colleagues we work alongside or the stakeholders we consider, we aim to work collectively, as a team and always with respect.  We feel the most effective, harmonious and successful relationships are based on mutual values, compassion and rapport and are key to understanding client needs and how we can translate this into the best proposal possible. 

&mather was born out of a desire to push boundaries, reach new audiences and support more companies to accelerate their chance of success through securing grants, funding and new contracts.

Why us?

We’re a successful, talented, capable and ambitious team, motivated by delivering positive results for clients. We care, we listen, and we work even harder to produce work which we, and clients are proud of. 

Need convincing? Head over to &stories to check out what our clients have to say about us.

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