At RIFT Social Enterprise, we’re aiming to do something incredibly valuable; not only to the people we help, but to the UK as a whole. That’s why we’ve built the best and most passionate team for the job. That starts with our Chief Executive, Andy Gullick, who combines world-class expertise with genuine social concern.
Following his example, every member of the RIFT Social Enterprise team is fully equipped to meet the challenges ahead. Together, we’re committed to making a positive and meaningful change to people’s employment prospects and the communities in which they reside.
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 a major offender-focused employment organisation.
Andy volunteers his time outside of work to various charities and is a member of his local Parish Council. He has also been known to solve the rubics cube in under three minutes.
With a background in individual giving fundraising and charity project management, Alice has predominantly worked for youth organisations and social justice causes like The Scout Association and Support Through Court. She has a BA in Geography and Politics from Queen Mary University and a certificate in counselling skills from City and Islington College.
Alice is fascinated by the idea of overcoming adversity and has volunteered in a whole range of places, from homeless shelters in London to villages in South East India.
Andy’s background in project management allows him to oversee the successful delivery of contracts across RIFT Social Enterprise’s offering. In addition, his experience in sales and account management gives him an excellent understanding of how to manage client requirements, as well as delivering first class customer service.
After previously working in solely commercial environments, Andy was driven work for a not-for-profit organisation, to provide support to both vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals.
Georgie is highly passionate about the power of financial independence and considers it a life raft to those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged. From her first-hand experiences as a participant in access-to-work schemes, she was inspired to work within a not-for-profit to help empower others to reach their career goals.
Her experience providing high-level administrative support across a variety of industries has enabled her to have a unique perspective and naturally efficient, friendly and collaborative approach to her work at RIFT Social Enterprise.
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!
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
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 Manager
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.