Andrea Phillips: Managing Director of Indie Recruitment Ltd – 100 Most Influential Women 2018

Andrea Phillips: Managing Director of Indie Recruitment Ltd – 100 Most Influential Women 2018

Biggest professional achievement to date

Starting Indie Recruitment and overcoming many of the challenges of a startup; when you start a new business, you realise there are a lot of things that you just don’t know. It’s tough, but satisfying when you come out the other side.


Best life advice ever received

Just do it, it will be fine!


Advice for a young woman stepping into the world from school, college or uni

Work hard. Be persistent. Believe in your own ability and don’t let anyone to tell you otherwise.


If you could make one change to the world

I would stop hunger. With people having so much, it seems like madness that we can’t at least ensure people don’t die of hunger.


The most influential woman in your life & why?

My mum; she raised me as a strong and independent woman.


Heartfelt belief

I believe that if you work hard, you can succeed at almost anything.

“Don’t give up. The beginning is always the hardest. Life rewards those who work hard at it.” 




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 falls in line with International Women’s Day on the 8th March and the 100 finalists will also be featured in this special edition. To see the 100 finalists individually featured, please grab a copy of our March edition by pre-ordering through the link below. We will be publishing each woman online throughout March so watch our Facebook page or the website for their stories.

A huge congratulations to everyone nominated and to the finalists, you are all amazing!


March Edition ‘Women in Business’ – AVAILABLE NOW!





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