Mrs Buckét Receives Female-Led Growth Award at the Prestigious Wales Fast Growth 50 2023

Mrs Buckét, a standout leader in the commercial cleaning industry, has been officially recognised with the Female-Led Growth Award at the Wales Fast Growth 50 awards 2023. This award celebrates the female role models within our community by recognising the best female-led businesses that have appeared on the Fast Growth 50 since 1999.

The Wales Fast Growth 50 2023 awards was a celebration of the fifty fastest growing businesses in Wales that took place at the Utilita Arena in Cardiff on the 30th of November. This ceremony saw accolades awarded to the fastest growing firms in categories that ranged from Consumer Products, Financial Services, Recruitment, and Green, to name a few.

Mrs Buckét was founded in Swansea by Rachael Flanagan, then just 18, in 2005, and has since grown to employ over 400 staff, with a turnover of £7.5 million. The firm aims to surpass the £10.5 million mark by the end of 2024.

This year’s Fast Growth 50 has been a showcase of growth excellence, with Mrs Buckét one of eight companies recognised for exceptional female-led leadership in Wales. This award is testament to the company’s relentless pursuit of excellence, innovative strategies, and unwavering commitment to its customers.

30.11.23 – Fast Growth 50 Wales 2023, Utilita Arena, Cardiff 

Rachael Flanagan, CEO, Mrs Buckét, said:

“Receiving the Female-Led Growth Award is a tremendous honour for Mrs Buckét. From our humble beginnings in Swansea in 2005, we’ve strived to not only excel in the commercial cleaning industry but also to inspire and empower women in business. This recognition is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire team. As we continue to grow, we remain committed to our values of excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction. I am proud of what we have achieved, and this award motivates us to reach even greater heights in the coming years.”


Dylan Jones Evans, Founder of Fast Growth 50, said:

 “After 25 years of the Wales Fast Growth 50, the performance of Mrs Buckét demonstrates that entrepreneurial businesses are still driving prosperity and growth across the nation whilst generating wealth and jobs in their local communities. Most important of all, their success stories will hopefully inspire others to follow a similar journey.

“With fifty Welsh firms generating nearly £600 million of additional turnover and creating over 2,000 new jobs between 2020 and 2022, this year’s list demonstrates yet again how innovation, enterprise and sheer hard work can make a real difference in all sectors from construction to financial services to technology.”


The Wales Fast Growth 50, an annual event, identifies and celebrates the fastest-growing businesses across Wales. It offers a unique platform for companies to gain recognition for their achievements and contributes significantly to the regional economy. The winners are selected based on their percentage revenue growth over the last two years, showcasing their ability to scale rapidly and sustainably.

Mrs Buckét’s win is a clear indication of its robust growth trajectory and its significant contribution to the Welsh economy. The company’s success story serves as an inspiration to emerging businesses in Wales and beyond.

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About the Wales Fast Growth 50:

The Wales Fast Growth 50 is a highly respected index that tracks and recognises the 50 fastest-growing businesses in Wales based on their turnover growth over a two-year period. The programme is more than just an awards platform; it builds communities to support, celebrate, and champion entrepreneurs at various stages of their journey.