Miss Sally Sharpe

Miss Sally Sharpe

Business Development Manager

KTP & Enterprise Solutions - Research Gateway (Advisory) (Research & Innovation)


I lead and oversee the management of the University’s Enterprise Solutions service (the main entry point for business enquiries) with the team intention to win new business and maximise opportunities with existing business customers.  This includes managing and representing Enterprise Solutions at business facing events, company visits to undertake needs analysis, pro-actively working with business support and partner organisations (network relationship management),networking and close liaison with the R&I business partners linked to each of our faculties to explore possibilities.

As part of the Enterprise Solutions team I line manage the following:

Janet Medland - Business Development Co-ordinator

Catherine Parnall - Business Development & Liaison Officer


I have run my own business successfully for a number of years which where I employed over 28 people, this was valuable experience.  I have extensive experience of working at a senior management level in the private sector and FE environments for over 25 years.  I currently hold the SFEDI Business Advisor award and have a keen interest in all aspects of helping businesses thrive and grow through accessing any of the services provided to business from Plymouth University. 

Professional membership

Full Member of IOEE and (SFEDI)

Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship