Business & IP Centre Devon

Meet the Experts

Chosen carefully for their passion, achievements and willingness to help others – the experts are local to Devon and here to help.

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James Court
Business Growth

James Court

In his role at NatWest, James works with many local organisations to champion the potential of businesses, and support entrepreneurs as they develop and grow. As businesses across Devon continue

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branding

Tanya Rodgers

Tanya is a small business branding specialist. Her business, Me & Spirit Design Studio helps women-led creative businesses craft purposeful brands that not only feel deeply authentic but are strategically

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Coaching

Gabi Glover

Public Speaking Trainer. Confidence Coach. Growth and Development Consultant  Gabi Glover has been helping business owners, start-ups, SMEs and freelancers grow their business and develop their professional skills for over

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branding

Stacey Sheppard

Stacey Sheppard is a freelance writer and multi-award-winning interior design blogger. She started her blog, The Design Sheppard, in 2009 and it is has ranked as one of the top

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Business Development

Guy Arnold

​Guy is an unconventional business adviser who helps owners of small businesses build sales and profits through reputation, loyalty and referrals … above all else. Guy has run his own businesses and

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Sales

James White

James White is the Small Business Sales Expert. He is a keynote speaker, author, trainer and mentor for sales professionals and ambitious small business owners and their sales teams. With

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Sustainability

Cath Harris

Cath Harris is a sustainability marketing consultant working primarily with ethical, nature-based and non-profit clients. With 16 year’s experience running marketing departments and start-up creative agencies, Cath turned her focus

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Business Development

Richard Love

Richard has a history of founding start-ups across several fields, from Alcohol to publishing, Renewables to Arts and Crafts. He’s worked across Europe, learning French and Spanish on his journey.

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Marketing

Nigel Wilkinson

As founder and Director of the Nican Group, I support our clients by advising them on Digital Marketing, website and engagement strategies. I believe business success happens through understanding customers,

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Social Enterprise

Chris Gunson

Chris is Co-founder and Director of Local Spark: Torbay Community Supported Enterprise CIC. Local Spark works with members of all communities across Torbay to start up and support businesses for

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Funding & Finance

Joshua Rees

Josh is the Director of BCDF Ltd, a professional services firm specialising in commercial finance solutions for new and growing businesses. Access to finance is often ranked as one of

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Lauren Lepley-Caldon
Business Triage

Lauren Lepley-Caldon

Lauren Lepley-Caldon is a Life and Business Executive Coach, primarily working with purpose-led businesses. Rooted in her passion for educating others in bettering themselves both professionally and personally, Lauren works to help

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Marketing

Siobhán Lavelle

Siobhán is a PR and marketing communications consultant.  With nearly 30 years experience, she works with clients to develop marketing communications programmes that support business goals and drive growth and sales,

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Social Enterprise

Sarah Taragon

Sarah Taragon, along with Stephen Woollett,  run Clarity CIC which provides advice, support and consultancy for charities, community groups, social enterprises and public bodies across the South West. Together they

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Marketing

Alison Jobson

Alison is a Chartered Marketer and a no-fluff marketing consultant. Her approach is straightforward, plain-speaking and honest. In 2010 she created Straight Marketing, a marketing agency focused on helping busy

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People & HR

Peter Totterdill

Peter has helped a wide range of companies, charities and public sector organisations to achieve successful and sustainable change, enhancing growth, innovation, and workforce engagement and retention. Peter focuses on

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Coaching

Clare Palmer

Clare Palmer – Award-winning coach and founder of Clarity Coaching by Clare Palmer Clare had a highly successful and accredited career working as a senior compliance manager for a multinational

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ethical businesses

Kalkidan Legesse

Kalkidan Legesse (MBA) is a social entrepreneur who works to deliver scaling businesses that are environmentally sound and socially inclusive. In a world facing failures of leaderships, systematic racism and

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Marketing

Liz Pendleton

‘LingoLiz’ founded Lingo Design in 2005 after her hobby-website building became more enjoyable than the ‘real job’ – which at the time was working for Norfolk radio station KLFM. Her

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Social Enterprise

Stephen Woollett

Stephen, along with Sarah Taragon, run Clarity CIC which provides advice, support and consultancy for charities, community groups, social enterprises and public bodies across the South West. Together they have

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Product Design & Engineering

Chris Howsam

Chris is a hugely experienced Product Design Consultant with over thirty-five years in design consultancy, delivering over a thousand products, manufactured in their millions globally. He founded Hillside Product Design

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