Owner/Founder, Technical Entrepreneur & Mentor
Kayleigh is a highly experienced and skilled development professional. Since graduating with a BSc in Software Engineering, she’s worked in development roles within award-winning tech companies for over 14 years.
Kayleigh has extensive testing experience including web frameworks, websites, games, SDKs, mobile and VR apps in manual, automated, functional and non-functional testing capacities. She is knowledgeable in object-orientated programming; unit, integration, API and UI testing. She has also development experience of .NET web applications, cross-platform mobile applications using Xamarin (iOS, Android and Forms) to develop both iOS and Android applications.
In 2017, Kayleigh created Junction 5 Studios, an app development company developing it’s own IP and client projects. This company combines her creative and technical skillset with her determination to deliver projects of a high quality. After being incorporated for a short while, Junction 5 won a contract to work with a longstanding charitable organisation to develop a prototype of the Ishango app.
Kayleigh was a finalist for the Black Tech Achievement Social Good award for her work developing the Ishango project in 2020. She was highlighted in the article “Women who have inspired us” alongside Danielle Pender and Stella McCartney by Holdens Agency for their International Woman’s Day piece in 2019. She has also worked with the University of London to promote the launch of their new BSc in Computer Science.
Kayleigh wants to encourage other black individuals but especially women into the tech industry and wants to use Junction 5 to help with this cause. She wants to drive this forward with Junction 5’s next project is called the Figures Of Black British Society (FOBBS) app. It’s with this, that Kayleigh hopes to inspire other Black British individuals into a wide variety of fields. For more information about this app, please see the FOBBS website.
Today, Kayleigh works to build and grow Junction 5 Studios and it’s projects alongside a full-time role wherever she has landed.
Awards & Certifications
- Precious Leadership Award 2021
- Inspiring Fifty Women in Tech UK 2021
- Women’s Business Awards – Innovation & Business Mum of the Year
- AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
- BTA Social Good award finalist 2020
- ISTQB Foundation Software Testing
- Certified Scrum Master