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Mary Quicke: Managing Director Quicke’s Cheese

Mary Quicke: Managing Director Quicke’s Cheese

Biggest professional achievement to date?

Having a fabulous team that does everything required to make world class cheese.


Best life advice ever received?

Separate ‘what happened’ from ‘what you make it mean’.  Only one of them is what actually occurred.


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

Be who you want to be, live into your dreams


Which book has had the greatest influence on your life?

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  I really didn’t want to read it because I thought it was confined and mannered.  When I finally read it I was bowled over by its accuracy, elegance and observation.  Life lesson: ‘be with what’s so’


If you could make one change to the world?

Have all people experiencing their connection to food and farming


The most influential woman in your life?

My mother; she was inspirational.  She was told at art school, ‘This is the training to do anything’.  She operates that way.


What does 2018 hold for you?

Work to fulfil on my commitment that all people connect to food & farming


Heartfelt belief?

All people are created equal


“Do the job as it’s meant to be done”


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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