Beverley Warne was born and brought up in Cornwall and after school studied for a Bilingual Secretarial Diploma in French and German at South Devon College.

On leaving College, Bev worked for a number of businesses in London, Brighton and Cornwall primarily in a bilingual capacity or as a translator before leaving to work in Geneva, Switzerland at the international organisation CERN, the home of the Large Hadron Collider.

Bev joined Pirate FM in 1994, initially as a Sales Executive before quickly progressing to the roles of Sales Manager, Sales Director and then Managing Director in 2001. Under Bev’s leadership, Pirate FM became one of the most successful and profitable commercial radio stations in the UK and won the Sony Gold award for radio station of the year (audience of between 300,000 and one million) on two occasions. Bev was also instrumental in Pirate FM (as part of the UKRD group) being rated No.1 in the Sunday Times Best Mid-sized Companies to Work For list four times in a row.

As well as developing a wide range of bespoke marketing and advertising campaigns for a plethora of clients across the South West, Bev’s key expertise and specialist knowledge is primarily around leading and managing sales teams, leadership, management and coaching.