Lisa Singleton: Business Owner, Zebra Design

Lisa Singleton: Business Owner, Zebra Design

Biggest professional achievement to date?

I was thrilled and shocked to win Best Home Based Business in the 2013 Devon Venus Awards. This was a massive achievement for me having only been running Zebra Design for two years. I felt immensely proud to stand on the stage in the Great Hall at Exeter University surrounded by so many other fabulous women in business.

Most profound, life changing business moment?

Writing an article on how I had learned to live with mental illness and successfully run my business whilst being mindful of my health; if I helped just one other person, then baring my soul was worth it.

Best life advice ever received?

Be kind to yourself. Whilst we are all busy running businesses, homes & bringing up families, we forget to just take time out for ourselves. This is so vital. We need to remember we can’t look after anyone else if we don’t look after ourselves first.

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

Never, ever give up and settle for second best. Whatever your goals, dreams or aspirations, follow your heart because with passion, determination and drive you can achieve anything.


“Never give up and never give in”

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 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!


March Edition ‘Women in Business’




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