Rachel’s various interests lie in the travel, media, clean energy and healthcare sectors. As a journalist, she has specialised in covering large private equity transactions and M&A deals, including deals executed by the buy-out firms such as 3i, BC Partners, Bain Capital, Blackstone Group and KKR to name a few. Rachel has also worked on numerous high profile deals, including the Kraft takeover of Cadbury, the British Airways merger with Iberia, and the Newscorp stake in BSKYB.She has written articles for Sunday Business, Breaking Views, Media Week, Financial News, and appeared on CNBC.
Rachel is a qualified PADI Dive Master and holds a liberal arts degree in European History from Smith College, Massachusetts.
Latest posts by Rachel Rigby (see all)
- Golf, the City style: no experience necessary! - 15 Sep 2016
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- Peter Sayburn: I look for people with ambitious concepts - 27 May 2016
Last month, City Golf Club, a members-only club close to the Royal Exchange in Bank, hosted a corporate social. Many people invited were concerned that their golf experience was too limited, but the club assured them, there was no experience necessary. The only mandatory requirement was that people have fun!
But it wasn’t only the winners who came away with something. Everyone who attended ‘The Corporate Social’ was entitled to The Social Membership which includes a 1-hour simulator voucher for up to 10 guests, and access to the club services with a 10% discount within the members lounge. Additionally, every person who wrote a google review (City Golf & Health Club) and checked in via Facebook @citygolfclubs
Hwee-Leng Pee, a banker from the Bank Of England said, “I can definitely see myself arranging a team night for the office here, this place is just across the road and there’s nothing like a bit of competitive spirit to get a good night going.”
Ashley was keen to mention that even karaoke is on offer at City Golf: “We host Karaoke in the main bar which is ideal for larger events and due to the radio mic’s there is no need to stand on a stage. The words are on all the bar screens because people are less intimidated if they can simply sing with their friends. Again, no experience necessary, although it’s nice when people can actually sing!” Ashley jokes.