Brit teen who drowned in Majorca pool is daughter of millionaire businesswoman

A British teenager who died at a Majorca villa on a family holiday was the daughter of a co-founder of multi-million pound company, Moneypenny.

Josie Clacher, 18, was taking an early-morning dip before she was found at the bottom of the pool by friends after a night out.

The tragedy happened on Tuesday around 7am at a villa in the town of Alaro at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains where she was staying with friends and family including her mum, Rachel.

A neighbour raised the alarm after hearing shouting and police and paramedics raced to the scene and tried to revive her by practicing CPR.

They were unable to save her life and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Josie, one of three sisters, studied at prestigious boarding school Moreton Hall near Oswestry in north Shropshire.

Her mum Rachel Clacher founded Wrexham-based Moneypenny, said to be worth more than £100 million, with her brother Ed Reeves in 2000.

In 2014 she established the Moneypenny Foundation, a charity now called WeMindTheGap, which gives new opportunities in life and work to unemployed, under-served young people through holistic paid traineeships.

She was appointed a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List earlier this year, saying at the time: “I am honoured to be receiving a CBE in the Queen’s Honours List.

“It is wonderful to receive acknowledgement for Moneypenny’s success, and for WeMindTheGap.

“I strongly believe in doing the right thing, treating people well and providing ongoing support.”

Investigators are still probing the cause of Josie’s death, but well-placed sources said the incident happened after she had enjoyed a night out.

One said: “The post-mortem will determine the cause of death but the dead woman appears to have have gone out for the night with friends and got back to the villa shortly before she was found in the pool.”

Josie’s mum and uncle founded Moneypenny with POUNDS 10,000 of their own money because they were frustrated at not having anyone competent to answer calls when they were unavailable.

The company now employs 700 staff and handles over 13 million customer communications a year for 13,000 businesses. It has been recognised in The Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ five times, including a top five listing in 2015 and 2017. It has offices in Wrexham, London and Charleston, South Carolina.

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