Sara Pugh

Job title
Business Mentor

Sara Pugh, Business Mentor and Team Coach for BA (Hons) Business Entrepreneurship, has been involved in business and entrepreneurship for more than a decade.

After graduating with a BA Hons in Graphic Design from Falmouth she honed her graphic design skills working at the British Film Institute on the 2002 London Film Festival. Her designs have been beamed around the world, pasted across Tube station walls, London buses and hung on the front of The Odeon in Leicester Square as stars walked up the red carpet.

She returned to Cornwall in 2003 as art director of an international fitness magazine before co-founding leading Cornwall design and marketing agency Eight Wire in 2004 where she remains the managing director.

At Eight Wire she manages a team of a dozen creatives as they go about making life better for businesses of all sizes around the world but mainly in Cornwall. She is experienced in coming up with workable business development solutions for large corporates, SMEs, start-ups and people taking the first steps in to self employment.

Keen to stay at the forefront of entrepreneurial development thinking, Sara also works as a business coach and facilitator on the BA in Business Entrepreneurship at Falmouth University. She has gone through Team coaching programme Team mastery and has a PG in Professional practice in team coaching.

As well as her work at Falmouth University, she has been invited to deliver training for a wide range of business support organisations including Unlocking Potential, Export Cornwall (UKTI), Cornwall Development Company and Leading Women among others. Sara is an elected member of the Institute of Typographic Designers (ISTD).


YearQualificationAwarding body
Post-Graduate in Professional practice in team coaching
University of West of England
BA (Hons) in Graphic design
Falmouth University

Membership of external committees

An elected member of the Institute of Typographic Designers (ISTD)


Areas of teaching

Graphic Design

Courses taught

BA (Hons) Business Entrepreneurship