Dales family business owner to appear on Dragons’ Den

Rachel Kettlewell with daughters Fearne and Rosie.

The owner of a Dales family business will appear on hit BBC show Dragons’ Den next week.

The episode featuring Hawes-based Fearne and Rosie founder Rachel Kettlewell will be screened at 9pm on Thursday, July 1 at BBC One.

The show gives budding entrepreneurs three minutes to pitch their business ideas to five multimillionaires who are willing to invest their own cash.

Rachel said the experience was “undoubtedly the most nerve wracking experience of my life”.

She added: “I was given 22 hours notice to preparation to arrange childcare and get to Manchester for filming which started at 6am.

“I haven’t seen the final edit yet so I’m as excited, or terrified, as everyone else to see how it plays out.

Rachel said there we’re definitely tears during the filming.

But were they happy or sad tears?

“You’ll have to wait and see,” she added.

Fearne and Rosie was launched in 2018 and make reduced sugar jams and preserves.