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.

We’re always on the look-out for new experts… contact us to join

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

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Business Development

Angie Taffs

Angie Taffs is a SFEDI qualified business advisor who works to support the start-up and growth of small businesses. She

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Intellectual Property

Ben Travers

Ben Travers heads up the IP, IT and Data Protection Team at Stephens Scown, one of the largest teams specialising

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Chris Gunson
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

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Claire Collis

Claire Collis is a digital education specialist, teacher and writer who works with entrepreneurs and small business owners, supporting them

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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

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Marketing

Francesca Mapp

Francesca is a trained journalist and ex-Chief Reporter turned freelance copywriter. Over the past four years she has run the

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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

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James Court
Business Development

James Court

In his role at NatWest, James works with many local organisations to champion the potential of businesses, and support entrepreneurs

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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

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Jemma Broadstock
Marketing

Jemma Broadstock

Jemma’s entrepreneurial journey began at 16 when she stumbled across a freelancer site and culminated in 2020 when she combined

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Social Enterprise

Kalkidan Legesse

Kalkidan Legesse (MBA) is a social entrepreneur who works to deliver scaling businesses that are environmentally sound and socially inclusive.

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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

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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

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Intellectual Property

Rachel Oakes

Rachel Oakes is the Information Specialist in the Business & IP Centre. Her role involves answering enquiries, running workshops and 1-to-1s

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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

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Business Development

Robin Waite

Robin is the Founder of Fearless Business, regular speaker at various business events and bestselling author of several books, including

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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

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Marketing

Tanya Rodgers

Tanya is a small business branding specialist. Her business, Me & Spirit Design Studio helps women-led creative businesses craft purposeful

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