Name: Celia Francis
Business: Rated People
Biography: Celia Francis is a proven pioneer in leading emerging technology companies and has extensive experience in leadership and creative roles across the digital sector. In 2015, Celia became CEO of Rated People (www.ratedpeople.com), an innovative online marketplace connecting homeowners with skilled local tradespeople. In the past year, Rated People has seen around 1 million jobs posted by homeowners on its site, with a total job value of circa £2 billion.
Celia is passionate about inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs and can be found mentoring early-stage start-ups in her spare time. A champion for Coder Dojo (with a particular interest in teaching young girls to code), she regularly speaks at industry events and talks passionately about getting more people into well-paid, skilled and satisfying work, including young people and apprentices.