Hannah Ackford: Managing Director of Consume Digital

Hannah Ackford: Managing Director of Consume Digital

Biggest professional achievement to date?

Without a doubt, is was taking the step and starting the business. So many people talk about wanting to do things, wanting to start a business and not liking their job, but few take action and do something about it. 


Most profound, life-changing, business moment?

For me the most profound moments have not been when everything is going right, but when I have encountered the challenges along the way.


Best life advice ever received?

Surround yourself with people who share your vision and make you happy.


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

 Just go for it. The truth is, you have to fall to fly and if it all goes wrong you will learn a lot more from the wrong moves you make than the right ones.


If you could make one change to the world?

A real passion for me has always been the environment and the impact of global warming; there are so many small changes we can make that can have a huge impact on protecting the planet and our future; reducing our meat consumption, use of plastics and getting outside and running/ cycling instead of just jumping in the car.


Heartfelt belief?

Everything happens for a reason.


“You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are”

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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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