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HOLIDAY TRAGEDY First picture of tycoon?s daughter, 18, found dead at the bottom of villa swimming pool on family holiday in Majorca
Gerard Couzens
14 Aug 2019, 10:23Updated: 14 Aug 2019, 12:15

THIS is the first picture of the British teenager who died after taking an early-morning dip in a pool at her Majorcan holiday villa.

Josie Clacher, who would have turned 19 later this month and is the daughter of the co-founder of leading world telephone answering service firm Moneypenny, was found at the bottom of the pool by friends after a night out.


Josie tragically died while on holiday in Majorca after a night outCredit: Solarpix


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.

The tragedy happened on Tuesday morning 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.

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

Her dad David is thought to work as an optometrist. Her mum 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 ?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.

Rachel, who grew up in remote parts of Saudi Arabia, revealed in an interview in September 2011 how she discovered she was pregnant with Josie, the second of three girls, on her first day in her new office.

She also told how she took time out of the business to take a year out with the children in Australia, moving to Noosa on the Sunshine Coast in 2010 after finding a house and a school, before moving back to the UK and cutting back to three days a week.

She said at the time in the national newspaper interview: ?We were expecting a much-needed break, but what we got was a real education.


?Spending time together, doing the things we love, the whole family learned not just to live with each other, but how to be friends.

?When we came back, we bought a new home and together we project managed its renovation - confident again that we make a really good team.?

Moneypenny?s new offices in Wrexham were opened by Prince Charles in 2017.


Tycoon mum Rachel set up ?100m telephone business MoneypennyCredit: Rex Features


She welcomed Prince Charles to the company's headquarters in 2017Credit: Rex Features


A coroners car was seen leaving the villa after the girl was found at the bottom of a swimming poolCredit: Solarpix

Found an Insta that might be hers, but it's private so no point linking it.