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 Frances Tanner

Frances Tanner

SETsquared Exeter - Business Community Manager

 Science Park Centre 

 Office hours:

Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:30

Overview

Frances is part of the SETsquared Exeter team in the role of Business Community Manager and is responsible for raising awareness of the SETsquared opportunities for business founders across the region, establishing strong relationships in the business community and finding opportunities to engage in partnerships with the University.

A Prince2 Practitioner, Frances has worked across private, public, volunteer and social enterprise sectors and has wide-ranging experience in high growth start ups as well as £m construction and heritage restoration projects.

In her spare time, Frances has been heavily involved in agricultural shows and served on the board as Chair and President for her own local show in Devon

Career

Before moving to Devon in 2001 Frances worked in the City of London for 15 years in the banking sector, giving her experience across mergers and acquisitions, commodities and foreign exchange before being involved in her first start up project within the film industry.

A variety of supportive roles in high growth start ups have since followed, including international management consultancy, WiFi tech and nuclear engineering, all of which have developed a wide variety of skills and knowledge.

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