Helen Plumridge (FREC): Managing Director of King Recruit Ltd
Biggest professional achievement to date?
2017 in its entirety for King Recruit! I launched a new office, took on two key staff, placed 47 key professionals into jobs and won a number of new clients. We have the foundations for exponential future growth and it’s been really encouraging in this climate, especially.
Advice for a young woman stepping into the world from school, college or uni?
Read, read and read some more. As girls/women we seek validation and reassurance; find your inner confidence and listen to your inner voice.
Which book has had the greatest influence on your life?
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss. This veritable ‘bible’ is broken down into 3 sections: Healthy, Wealthy and Wise; the book has transformed the basis for huge ‘habit’ changes in my life.
If you could make one change to the world?
To change education for children, teenagers and further education to include: practical tools for going out into the world, financial management, exploring the impact they could make in their lifetime, thinking bigger, greater physical activity, business based training and work experience for all.
We are here for a higher purpose; to Give and to Grow. If we fulfil that higher purpose, we can leave this world without regrets.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
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!