EMEA Sales Team


Rachel Nickless, Director of Business Development

rnickless@gilchristsoames.com  +44 7809 701 837

Rachel joined Gilchrist & Soames in 2013, and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience from 16 years global B2B sales and account management in the travel and hospitality industries.  Rachel’s passion for travel, combined with her fluency in French, are of huge benefit to Gilchrist & Soames’ key clients in Europe.


Kate Lewis, Regional Sales Executive

+44 (0) 7809 701835

Kate has over 7 years of experience in the hospitality industry and joined Gilchrist & Soames in 2010 — a perfect fit as her passions include travelling and fine hotels. Her territory includes Scotland, Wales and Northwest, Northeast and Southwest England.


Jose Acosta, European Sales & Key Account Manager

+44 (0) 1733 384116

José joined Gilchrist & Soames in 2006 as a Customer Service Representative in which he built a close relationships with customers around Europe. José now manages both Spanish and Italian markets, developing new business opportunities as well as to manage and support current customer accounts in both countries.


Vanessa Rodrigues Ayob, Regional Sales Executive

+44 (0) 1733 384117

Vanessa, who joined Gilchrist & Soames in 2014, has many years of experience in sales and cosmetics. Born in Portugal and having spent her childhood in France, she is fluent in both French and Portuguese. Vanessa oversees the following French-speaking countries; France, Belgium and Luxembourg in addition to her native Portugal.