Kate Methuen-Ley

Kate is an experienced entrepreneur, adviser, and business management consultant. She uses her skills to support, mentor and add value to businesses throughout their start-up and scale-up journeys.

Kate works with leaders to focus teams on strategy, structure, process, culture and more - allowing them to build the foundations they need to grow.

After a successful 15-year marketing career, in well-known corporates and regional businesses across a variety of sectors, Kate consolidated her experience and love for a challenge by founding the joint venture partnership for Danish high street retailer Flying Tiger Copenhagen – introducing the popular brand to the UK with shops in Wales and Bristol. After five years, launching eight different branches and with +£5 million turnover, and over 120 team members - she and her business partner successfully exited the company in 2018.

Kate also has experience as a member of advisory boards, and NED experience in both the social enterprise sector and commercial sector. She provides mentoring for tech start-ups at the Alacrity Foundation and manages the Welsh Government Export Cluster Programme for Technology Businesses.

Kate grew up in Risca and gained a BA (Hons) from Swansea University in French and Spanish. She also holds an MSc in Strategic Marketing from Cardiff University.