Nicky Dunn: CEO of Pi Society

Nicky Dunn: CEO of Pi Society

Biggest professional achievement to date?

Through an ambition to have my own business in my mid 20’s, I founded Mango Personnel. I grew the business to just shy of £1.5 million before the age of 30 through word of mouth and recommendations.   

Most profound, life-changing moment?

I embarked on an incredible cycling trip in November 2016 to Vietnam and Cambodia and in doing so we raised over £16,000 for three cancer charities.  Afterwards, whilst sitting outside a Siem Reap restaurant in Cambodia, I realised I needed another challenge that would fulfil people’s lives on a personal level.  That’s the moment Pi Society was born.

What does 2018 hold for you?

I truly believe that 2018 is going to be a hugely positive year, both personally and professionally. Exeter has been my home for most of my life and I have never seen it as buoyant and dynamic as it is today.   Exeter is renowned for supporting others and I am so proud to be part of the business community.

Heartfelt belief?

Every experience is an important lesson. We have all had setbacks, but it is the good things that often fall apart so that better things can fall together in their place.

“Disappointments and failure are two of the surest stepping-stones to success”

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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