Sarah Trethowan Institute of Directors Chartered Director
Sarah Trethowan has recently sold TRAC, the business she co-founded in 2001, and is currently focusing on her other roles. Sarah is an Institute of Directors Chartered Director has been involved with economic development activity since 2008, firstly as a non-executive director with CPR Regeneration and then with Cornwall Development Company.
Sarah left Cornwall in 1990 to attend University in London. She graduated in 1994 with a first class honours degree in Applied Biology. In 1995 Sarah joined Post Office Counters Limited on their graduate training programme. Sarah was with The Post Office until the birth of her first child in 2001.
Following the birth of her daughter Sarah returned to Cornwall with her husband, Jonathan, in 2001, to establish TRAC Services Limited, a regulatory affairs consultancy providing a range of professional services to businesses operating within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.
In the 17 years Sarah & Jonathan ran the company, TRAC grew from a home based business to an established and respected award winning consultancy employing 20 people, and working with some of the leading names in the pharmaceutical industry. This growth was achieved in no small measure, as a result of Sarah and Jonathan’s strong entrepreneurial skills and ability to identify opportunities, manage risk and create an extremely strong team ethic.
Sarah was named Entrepreneur of the year at the Cornwall Business Awards 2012; Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year for the South West in 2013 and Cornwall Business Leader of the Year at the Hub Awards in 2014.
When not at work, Sarah likes to spend time with family and friends, shopping or a trip to the cinema or a good restaurant. She is also trying to keep fit by running and cycling so she can keep up with her two children.