Eleanor Newsome: Development Manager Synchrotec Fabrics, Heathcoat Fabrics Limited.

Eleanor Newsome: Development Manager Synchrotec Fabrics, Heathcoat Fabrics Limited.

Biggest professional achievement to date

Working with NASA Jet Propulsion Lab CalTech and designing the fabric to be tested for use in their deceleration parachute for the Mars 2020 Rover


Most profound/life-changing, business moment

Getting my first job title with the “M” word in. It unleashed a confidence I didn’t know I had.

Best life advice ever received

Go see the world!


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

Do what you enjoy; you’re going to be doing it for a while yet. Find the best route into that specific career, be that college, university, apprenticeship, on the job or setting up on your own but give it your all.  Hard work will reap rewards. Just be yourself; you’re capable of ANYTHING!

If you could make one change to the world

Improve our tolerance of each other.


Heartfelt belief

Women and Men should be treated exactly the same. Individuals should be treated differently based on their individuality.


“Evil prevails when good people stand by and do nothing”


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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