Meet the team

Lynda Povey – Enterprise Adviser

Fellow of the International Enterprise Educators programme. Prior to working in Higher Education Lynda worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 12 years focusing on business development, sales and generation of new leads. Upon leaving the pharmaceutical industry Lynda set up two of her own commercial ventures. Having worked in higher education for the last eight years, Lynda’s strengths lie in supporting academic staff to develop enterprise education across the curriculum. This involves co-designing and co-delivering a wide range of workshops and tailored units to undergraduate and post-graduate students.

Other responsibilities include leading on the Self-Employment Placement scheme, startup programmes eg, RoutetoStartup and Social Startup and managing the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur endorsement process for international students.

T: 02392 843547



Eilish Gorse – Enterprise Adviser

Eilish has worked in a variety of industries such as technology, pharmaceuticals, banking and airlines as a trainer and project manager. She ran a small information technology consultancy company for several years. More recently she completed her PGCE in Science and has worked in education for the last 7 years. She has a personal interest in career coaching and helping young people design a life where they are ‘in their element’.

Eilish joined the nest enterprise team in summer 2017 and enjoys working in such a forward looking and supportive team whilst mentoring bright young people full of innovative ideas. One of the main aspects to her role is to support academics with helping students to develop their enterprise skills. This could be in the format of tutorials or embedded in new course units.

T. 02392 846221



Carley Hawkins – Enterprise Events Co-ordinator

With a background in marketing and event management Carley is passionate about supporting students and graduates to develop their own business and enterprise skills.

Having working in the enterprise arena for the past 11 years she has a wealth of knowledge and collaborates with a wide network of like-minded individuals.

Carley’s focus is on the extra-curricular activities, including workshop delivery, one to support and project management. Key projects currently include the successful inter-University ‘Dynamo Challenge’, selection and coordination of UoP students for the European Innovation Academy and the annual Enterprise Showcase.

T: 02392 843543