Kirsty Barker – My Morning Routine

Kirsty Barker is an Exeter based Landscape Architect.  She also happens to be part of a three woman team in training for the biggest challenge of their lives later this year; a 3000 mile row across the Atlantic Ocean!  It’s a 90 day challenge that would bring the strongest of us to our knees! We caught up with Kirsty earlier this month to find out how she gets her day in gear…. How does your morning get going? Before I begin, I should probably mention that I am rowing the Atlantic next December, so now as well as working 9-5 […]

100 Most Influential Women in Exeter 2018 – Nominate Here

In preparation for our March ‘Women in Business’ edition of Grow Exeter Magazine, we are looking for the 100 most influential women in Exeter and the region. As part of this we are opening up the opportunity to the public to nominate women for this list. These amazing women, if successful, will then be featured in our March edition, including a photo shoot, profile piece and a framed personalised certificate. Deadline for nominations is Jan 20th, 2018. All nominations will be researched and considered. Please take time to nominate someone!     If you want to pre-order your copy of this edition […]

Devon PR Expert Becomes Bestselling Author on the Day Her Book is Launched

PR expert, Lucy Matthews who lives in Devon’s delightful Totnes, has recently published her first book on Amazon and it made the number one best seller spot in under four hours. A Marvellous Reputation, 10 Lessons from My Life As a PR insider for Entrepreneurs Who Want to be Talked About, raced from nowhere to number two in all business books on Amazon – of which there are over 300,000 at any one time – and remained top of the notoriously competitive bestseller lists for PR, Sales and marketing and Advertising for over two weeks. Lucy Matthews has been a […]

Exeter Entrepreneur Invited to Speak at European PA Summit

FOUNDER of Exeter PA Network, Kim Glover, has appeared at a prestigious international summit in Munich, where she spoke about the strategic role of personal assistants. Kim was a speaker at the Benelux and DACH Executive Summit which took place over two days in Munich this month. The event, which is organised by the Vonlanthan Group, was attended by senior assistants from more than 20 different countries, representing most of Europe, Russia, Saudi Arabia, America and the UK. The well-attended event was the fourth in its history, having taken place previously in Cannes, Paris, Lisbon, and Rome. Prominent business professionals […]

Donna Hart – The Woman behind the Business. 

Written by Tracey Duke, Photography by Pip Andersen Donna Hart is a family lawyer and Director/Shareholder at the prestigious Family Law Company; a long-standing business at the heart of Exeter’s community. All but written off at school, her rise to the top of her law firm is yet another remarkable journey and proof of the power of positive intent and belief.  I caught up with Donna at the city’s Southgate Hotel where she spoke, with passion, about her commitment to supporting and mentoring those making their way in law and of overcoming her own struggles as a young, trainee lawyer.  On […]

Kelly Forrester – The Woman Behind the Business…

Written by Tracey Duke – an interview with Kelly Forrester Confident, secure and oozing with a genuine love of her work and of those around her, Kelly Forrester; founder of Clear Property, has plenty to teach us about running a values driven business, in the heart of Exeter.  I caught up with one of the city’s most dynamic, forward thinking & heart led business women, to talk work, life and making time for the ones who matter.  On doing a job you love I’ve been an Estate Agent in Exeter, for 21 years and, honestly, I couldn’t imagine a better […]

Catching Up With….. Jodie Bond from Clear Property

Catching Up With….. Jodie Bond from Clear Property Where Do You Live? Exeter Do you have a Partner. Children, or any pets? I have a Fiancé and we have a little boy, Olly Jay, who is 2. How did you get into your business? I met Kelly in my previous job 10 years ago and expressed to her that I would like a change and property was always something I was interested in. Can you tell us a bit about your business? We originally started out as Clear Lettings in 2007. The business grew and we dealt solely with residential and […]

Nicky Dunn: The Woman behind the Business….

Nicky Dunn, the woman at the heart of Pi Society & Exeter’s most sought after match maker, reflects on a journey that’s allowed her to both elegantly & sensitively, align her business with her ultimate passion for connecting. When we meet, despite her hectic schedule, Nicky radiates calm, confidence and a deep rooted sense of clarity.  We talk flirting, work/life balance and making things happen…. So Nicky, it seems that pretty much every singleton, over the age of 35, in Exeter, is talking about Pi.  The business has hit the ground running & the PR crews are all over it. […]