Sarah Knight: Managing Director, Sarah West Recruitment
Biggest professional achievement to date
Last year my long standing business partner (and friend!) made the decision to move away from the agency that we had set up together. This was an emotional time but equally an opportunity to challenge myself and see what I could achieve once in the driving seat. It’s been hard work but I very quickly doubled the size of the team and we’ve just celebrated our 10th Anniversary.
Most profound, life changing business moment?
In 2005 I was made redundant when the agency I was working for closed. I figured I had two choices: take another job or set up my own agency. I went for it and never looked back!
Best life advice ever received
If someone else can do it, so can you.
Advice for a young woman stepping into the world from school, college and uni…
Accept that things will change – you might not find what makes you happy straight away but you’re picking up life experiences and skills along the way that will help you get there in the end.
If you could make one change to the world
I’d like people to have the strength to be who they are and for others to accept that.
I firmly believe that if your heart is full and you’re genuinely happy, everything else will fall into place.
“Where there’s doubt, there’s no doubt”
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!