Rated People – Frog Capital portfolio company and the UK’s leading trade service marketplace – has announced the appointment of Dale Murray CBE as a Non-Executive Director. Throughout her tenure in this position, Dale will rely on her extensive expertise as a software entrepreneur and as a highly seasoned board director to assist and lead the whole company’s workforce across all departments. This diverse background will provide a new level of depth and breadth to Rated People’s board of directors, allowing the business to build on its previous accomplishments while speeding its future growth.
Dale Murray commented, “I am thrilled to have joined Rated People as a Non-Executive Director. The company has already developed a reputation as an innovator and is passionate about being a great partner to trades businesses, as well as helping homeowners find skilled tradespeople. That resonates with me, and my love for technology platforms and long history with start-ups and scale-ups will help us build on the achievements to date.
People and culture have always been a priority for me in business; I believe that how we treat each other, and our customers is critical to success. Rated People has terrific talent and clearly invests a lot in its culture, which is one of the reasons it has been so successful to date. This is what really stood out for me and why I look forward to helping the business continue its journey.”
Adrian Cox, Chairman of Rated People, says, “We are delighted to welcome Dale to Rated People. As a co-founder of a successful company, Dale knows what it takes to start, run and scale a business. She brings a huge amount of experience across a range of capital structures, including public markets, private equity, and IPOs. Her passion for the people behind Rated People, and its customers, will also be a huge asset. Plus, her understanding of our customer set will make her a strong advocate for Rated People’s users in the board room.”
2021 is shaping up to be a watershed moment for Rated People. This new comes at the same time as CEO, Adrienne Minster, has been nominated for an InspiringFifty UK award with accelerateHER. The company has been named in the SundayTimes’ 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For, the London Business Journal’s 50 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For, and the Business Services magazine’s 20 Best Companies to Work For.
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Mike launched Frog in 2009, after seven years in industry and 12 years at 3i. He represents Frog on the boards of Clue, Evotix and Modulr.