Meet the Team.
Meet RIFT Social Enterprise’s passionate team.
Each member of our team is doing exceptional things to collectively work towards our shared mission of building sustainable pathways to self-employment.
Andy Gullick FIEP RSA
Chief Executive Officer
Andy has spent all of his professional career working with vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals. His roles have included: social worker, Senior Probation Officer, Governor grade in three prisons, Chief Executive of a children's charity and Director of Justice for an employment organisation for people with convictions.
If you would like to contact Andy, you can do so at: email@example.com
Lord Dr Michael Hastings CBE
RIFT Social Enterprise Patron
We are delighted to announce the formal appointment of Lord Dr Michael Hastings CBE as our new Patron.
Lord Hastings is a renowned advocate for social justice and human rights, and we are honoured to have him join our team to support our work in empowering the long term unemployed and people with convictions through self-employment opportunities.
With his extensive experience in the corporate, public, and non-profit sectors, Lord Hastings brings a unique perspective and wealth of knowledge to our organisation. We are excited to work with him to advance our mission of creating pathways to financial independence and self-sufficiency for those who need it most.
Head of Business & Enterprise
Daisy heads up the Business Start-Up Team at RIFT Social Enterprise, bringing her 7 years’ experience within the social housing sector and background in the public procurement & construction industry.
She has previously been the project lead for a 10 million euro, cross border, EU-funded project which supported in excess of 1200 individuals into self employment, traditional employment or further education.
Daisy is passionate about business start-ups, innovation and out of the box ideas.
Head of Operations
Gemma joined RIFT Social Enterprise in 2022 having been part of the RIFT Group for 14 years. She brings experience in tax and accounting, and also marketing, having spent the last five years focusing on customer experience and insight for RIFT. She loves to lift up rocks and find out how things work, always looking for ways to improve what we do and make it the best it can be for our participants.
Outside of work, Gemma is a big Charlton Athletic fan, sharing this passion with her two young sons when she’s not watching them playing in their own matches!
Porticus Project Lead
Jemma has joined RIFT Social Enterprise in 2022 as one of our Business Start-Up Advisors, bringing along with her, her skills and experience from running her own business as a creative business consultant. Jemma is now excited to be our Porticus Project lead, developing and delivering an impactful self-employment support offer for women with convictions.
Jemma is a self-proclaimed 'multi-passionate' with a keen interest in human potential. Combining the two, Jemma enjoys supporting people innovatively with their various business ideas and empowering them to achieve their goals and make things happen.
In her down time, Jemma enjoys traveling with her daughter, going for long walks and getting lost in books on philosophy.
Personal Tax Specialist
Jane joins us from her previous role at the RIFT Group, where she has spent 4 years as a Tax Consultant. Jane has a real passion for all things accounting, and her favourite part of the day is speaking with clients. Jane’s vibrant personality, strong communication skills and expert tax knowledge means she will be a great addition to the team.
Jane loves a challenge, almost as much as she loves Karaoke and in a former life was an opera singer!
Performance Improvement Coordinator
Rebekah joins us after completing her University Degree, where she took up a specialised interest in researching performance improvement within businesses.
She is hoping to bring her knowledge of both human behaviour and data analysis skills to her role, where she’ll be working to ensure all our participants have the best experience possible throughout their time using our services.
Her previous experience in retail has enabled her to develop a keen eye for detail, as well as the ability to liaise with people from all walks of life. Not only competitive and driven within her professional career, she also brings the same passion to her love of sports including football, F1, and golf.
Business Start-Up Advisor
Rhys is one of the Business Start Up Advisors, whose professional career has been based around working with those people striving to better themselves or improve their current situation in one way or another. He joins RIFT Social Enterprise from the Housing Sector, where he was the Sussex lead for a 10 million Euro, Cross Channel, EU-funded Project supporting its participants into self-employment.
Rhys’ previous experience includes working in a Rehabilitation Team, as a Child Practitioner in a Local Authority Safeguarding Team and as a Secure Officer in a Youth Offending Prison.
Business Start-Up Advisor
Keman has joined RIFT Social Enterprise after being involved with the Prince's Trust for over ten years, focusing on Enterprise for the last 5 years and establishing an Enterprise project in the Caribbean. He once ran his own business and brings his extensive skills and knowledge to the team.
Keman is passionate about motivating and supporting people through their journey to self- employment and loves to be creative and innovative.
Business Start-Up Advisor
Olly spent a decade teaching before a career change to establish his own business. He now combines his love of working with and developing people with his knowledge and skillset in start-up businesses to help clients transform their ideas into reality.
Olly loves seeing clients succeed just as much as he loves geeky board games and walking his dog in the Yorkshire countryside (which is a lot)!
Business Start-Up Advisor
Lucy has joined RIFT Social Enterprise after many years of self-employment running her own hospitality businesses & mentoring start up business owners.
She is passionate about helping others pursue their journey into non-traditional careers paths that embrace their passions & fit their needs.
Lucy believes there’s nothing that can’t be solved over a cuppa & a good biscuit. In her free time, you’ll find either with her head in a book or heading to yoga.’
Junior Business Start-Up Advisor
Parrisse is our Junior Business Start-Up Advisor here at RIFT Social Enterprise. She helps support both the Ops and the Business Start-Up team thanks to her wide range of skills.
She joins us after working with the Ambulance Service for the last 8 years and is self-employed, having established her own Beauty Business & Training center for the past 10 years. She has helped many people start up their own beauty business and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and experience of being self-employed.
Lucy is our Administrator here at RIFT Social Enterprise and will be looking after all things admin. If you've sent us a letter, she’ll get it to the right place!
Lucy comes from a varied background with experience within retail, logistics and tax refunds. She has a real passion to help people and provide the best customer service journey possible.
After becoming a new mum she decided that she wanted to pursue a career helping and supporting others, which makes her a perfect addition to our team.
Ts'anna joins us from her previous role at RIFT, where she co-ordinated for Business Development, Operations and Communications in Research and Development Tax Credits.
She brings a diverse range of experience alongside strong communication and organisational skills.
She champions the work RSE does and is excited be a part of it.
Ts’anna would describe herself as an introverted extrovert that loves music, likes to change her hair (a lot) and can’t live without lemon juice.