Nicky Mein: Solicitor and Partner at Cartridges Law
Biggest professional achievement to date?
The development of the ethos, culture and fantastic staff group we now have at Cartridges Law.
Most profound, life-changing, business moment ?
It was ‘getting’ the figures and suddenly really understanding how the business fitted together – and therefore how it could change and grow.
Best life advice ever received?
Remember to choose your battles wisely and your compromises even more wisely.
Which book has had the greatest influence on your life?
Slave to Fashion by Safia Minney, which raises awareness of modern slavery in the fashion industry and has recently influenced my spending habits.
If you could make one change to the world?
A move back from the soundbite polarisation of politics. Finding solutions to the world’s problems needs people to work together, show respect for difference, and sometimes to compromise. But not to retreat behind rhetoric, petty point scoring, ideological difference, nationalism, or sadly sometimes just plain hate.
Justice and access to justice is fundamental to a civilised society, and within any such society all must be considered equal – wherever they come from and however they define themselves.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Video From The Celebration
100 Most Influential Women 2018
Grow Exeter Magazine launched the ‘100 Most Influential Women 2018’ in Exeter and the region in December 2017 and we received around 500 nominations for influential women from all walks of life; our panel was spoilt for choice and hard-pressed to select only 100 from the talented nominees that they viewed. The Launch of the ‘100 Most Influential Women’ awards in 2018 has perhaps even more value than in any other year as it was just 100 years ago that the first woman was granted the right to vote in the UK.
Women have truly shown that they can shine in any environment, whether that be in the boardroom, teaching our children, climbing mountains, navigating uncharted waters, they can do anything that they set their mind to and we can’t wait to celebrate our own talented 100.
Honouring women in our March edition of Grow Exeter fell in line with International Women’s Day on the 8th March and the 100 finalists have each been featured in this special edition. To see the 100 finalists individually featured, please grab a copy of our March edition by ordering through the link below. We will be publishing each woman online throughout March and April so keep an eye on our Facebook page or website for their stories.
A huge congratulations to everyone nominated and to the #100WomenExeter, you are all amazing!