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Our Team

Graham Leigh

Graham Leigh

Programme Director

Graham Leigh has worked with a mixture of business start-ups and exciting SMEs, offering a wide range of business support and mentoring to help businesses and individuals thrive and maximise their potential. He’s worked with SMEs locally to help them thrive and develop by offering innovative solutions and strategies to enable business growth. He is passionate about utilising his skills and experience to offer a high quality, well-rounded service to aspirational businesses in Exeter, Plymouth, and Torbay.

Fiona Fraser

Team Lead

Devon based, Fiona is a strategic marketing professional with over 20 years previous corporate experience.  Her marketing career has featured senior management roles for a number of leading national brands, including Lloyds Banking Group, Goldfish Financial Services, Arcadia Group and Past Times Retail.

An established member of the YTKO team, Fiona brings heaps of knowledge across the marketing mix together with pragmatic commercial acumen to her role.  She’s supported a diverse portfolio of SME clients and individuals over the past 6 years across our enterprise programmes from start-up to scale-up with tailored 1:1 support and workshop delivery.

Rachel Mc Gowan

Rachel McGowan

Outset Enterprise Advisor

Rachel brings over 20 years experience of advice, guidance and training to the Outset team. With a background in supporting individuals build both businesses and careers, she has a practical, solution based approach and works hard to support the start-up and growth of small businesses.

Her past experience has included the welfare to work sector, adult training, EU projects and further education so she has a wealth of experience supporting people from a huge range of backgrounds at various stages in their lives.

Rachel loves people and helping them realise their goals through tailored 1:1 support and inclusive workshop delivery.

Jenny Evans

Enterprise Advisor

Plymouth based, Jenny Evans is an award-winning young entrepreneur and artist. She has sold artwork all over the world, celebrating her passion for nature.

She studied textiles at Cardiff Metropolitan University and while there, won Santander’s University Entrepreneurs national competition in 2017. She went on to set up a high growth, investor backed business in 2018 after raising a seed round of £350k. 

Less than a year after graduating, she was the UK Policy Chair for Young Entrepreneurs for the FSB.  Jenny is passionate about helping people believe in themselves and loves creatively solving problems!