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Ann Hunter: Exeter Business Improvement District Manager – 100 Most Influential Women 2018

Ann Hunter: Exeter Business Improvement District Manager – 100 Most Influential Women 2018

Biggest professional achievement to date

Being recruited into my current role.  Every career step is a journey and I’m thoroughly enjoying leading Exeter BID & In Exeter.

Most profound, life-changing, moment

Finding a new career path after redundancy. Whilst it was a struggle at the time, the step into a role in place management, marketing and business support was the right one  for me; I’ve never looked back.


Best life advice ever received

Anything is possible if you put your mind to it.


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

Choose your own path. Don’t be dissuaded or pressured into following someone else’s notion of success.  Choose what’s right for you.

Which book has had the greatest influence on your life?

Christy Wellington ‘Life without Limits’; a biography charting her journey to becoming a world Ironman champion.  Follows the highs and lows of a professional career in sport.


If you could make one change to the world…

That we all show a little more compassion and kindness to each other; we’re all human.


Heartfelt belief

Life is what you make it.  


“All you need is the courage to believe in yourself and put one foot in front of the other”



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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