Annette Richman: Managing Director, KOR Communications – 100 Most Influential Women 2018

Annette Richman: Managing Director, KOR Communications – 100 Most Influential Women 2018

Biggest professional achievement to date

Growing a business with a brilliant team and some truly exceptional clients who challenge us every day in every way. In our 10th year of business in 2016 we won the title of most Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy in the South of England and Channel Islands – an award from our professional body The Chartered Institute of Public Relations.   

Best life advice ever received

As a young journalist from an older mentor: You’re only as good as your last story.

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

The mantra I gave my daughter when she was young and filled with self-doubt: “I can. I will. I want to”.   

Which book has had the greatest influence on your life?

As a young girl I was captivated by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House on the Prairie” books. She was a feisty, determined girl whose childhood was a rollercoaster of adventures, underpinned with the stability of a loving family. She became a schoolteacher, possibly even a working mum, at a time when women gave up work when they got married.   

If you could make one change to the world

Equality.  We’ve come a long way but we still have a long way to go.


“You can’t talk yourself out of something you’ve behaved your way into”



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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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