Mrs Sue Varley

Mrs Sue Varley

Group Project Manager

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)




The Commercial Funding Managers work closely with academic colleagues to support them in undertaking commercial consultancy and contract research through the University’s trading company UoPEL (University of Plymouth Enterprise Limited).

We provide advice and support in the following areas:

o  Resource management and project costing through UoPEL

o  Contract negotiation, setup and revision

  • Support with Invitations To Tender
  • Advice on contracts, purchase orders and quotes

o  Pricing advice and negotiations with the client where appropriate

o  Advice on project budgets

o  Engaging project staff

  • Sub-contracting
  • Temporary employment
  • Payments

o  Travel booking/purchase orders/equipment hire

o  Invoicing

o  Bad debt management

o  Risk management advice