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About Rachel

Rachel Linstead







“My mission is to empower everyone with the nutritional, wellbeing and cultural knowledge to enable them to live life to the fullest.”

All about Rachel…

With her parents as chefs, Rachel Linstead grew up surrounded by food so it isn’t surprising that she eventually joined the industry herself. As a technologist in the food product development sector at Unilever, for 7 years she was involved in developing many household products that we still use today.

After gaining insight into the science behind food, Rachel later qualified as a personal trainer, eventually becoming a senior manager in a health club. In this role, she was in charge of managing a team of 30 and looking after over 3000 members. It was from this role that she got the passion for wanting to help businesses grow through implementing nutrition, positive workplace culture and healthy practices that can help employees thrive.

As a highly qualified business and nutrition trainer, advisor, coach and mentor, Rachel’s energy is driven by her love for food and nutrition, and the effect this can have on your life. Since setting Firecracker up back in 2011, Rachel Linstead has used her experience and qualifications in nutrition and business coaching to provide support to over 150 businesses and has touched the lives of over 4500 people.


  • Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health Instructor Training (Nuco Training)
  • Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (Nuco Training)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Education & Training (Bishop Grosseteste University)
  • Masters in Workplace Health & Wellbeing (University of Nottingham)
  • Mental Health First Aider (Mental Health First Aid England)
  • Diploma in Nutritional Therapy (ION)
  • Diploma in Business Support (SFEDI / ILM Level 5)
  • Diploma for Professional Management Coaches and Mentors (ILM Level 5)
  • Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate (CIEH)
  • Diploma in Food Hygiene and Safety (RIPH) Credit Pass
  • Certificate in Group Training (CIEH) Credit Pass
  • YMCA Personal Trainer Award



  • Certified DiSC Trainer



  • Food and Drink Forum: Innovation Advisor (F&D iNet)
  • Food and Drink Forum: Business Coach
  • Holmes Place Health Club: Service Manager
  • Unilever Bestfoods: Product Development Technologist


Through bespoke nutrition and wellbeing programmes, and the passion to help people make life-changing choices, Firecracker can add real value to your workplace culture. For more information, please call 07710 520034 or email hello@firecracker-uk.co.uk