Following a successful accountancy career in both public and private business then in practice, Rachel Kay started Green-Tech in 1994 alongside Richard Kay. Selling products into the Landscape / Forestry / Construction market out of the back of a red van and running the business from their bungalow. In the first year they turned over £160k and then doubled the turnover every year for the next 4 years. Green-tech has grown into the UK’s largest award winning landscape supplier delivering the ultimate one stop shop. In the year to 30th Sept 2017 sales were £12.4m with a target of £20m in the following 5 years.
Four years ago they bought a site at Rabbit Hill, Arkendale, Knaresborough and developed it for their own offices and warehouse and to let to tenants. They sell amenity chemicals, top soil that they manufacture and a multitude of agricultural and garden products. Rachel has led 6 acquisitions in recent years covering such products as pond liners, wild flower seeds, rubber tree ties and pet foods. Rachel is MD of Green-Tech, with a passion for developing people in the work place”