“A visit to the RAMM is a must – Exeter’s ‘home to a million thoughts’ went through a major devel-
opment a few years ago and is now an award-winning facility...”
What’s your connection to Exeter?
I moved here 18 years ago, after uni, taking a
job at Westpoint Arena in the events office. I
am originally from Morwenstow, a village on the
North Cornish coastline.
What inspires you about Exeter?
I absolutely love living and working in Exeter.
It’s inclusive and friendly. It’s also a thriving and
optimistic city. Increasingly arty, it has great history
and roots but equally is growing and evolving by
the minute – particularly in a business sense, with
major investment from science, tech, retail and at
the University. It’s a cosmopolitan city, right at the
heart of the South West, surrounded by some of
Britain’s best beaches and moorland.
How would you spend an ideal day
An ideal day in the city for me would be spent with
Director of One Voice Media PR
and Marketing Consultancy
my husband and friends with a picnic down by the
river, relaxing, soaking up the sun and watching
the world go by – perhaps followed by a glass of
wine or two in one of the pubs along the river, like
Mill on the Exe or Double Locks. The city also hosts
loads of great events, such as the flagship fashion
event, Style in Exeter, the forthcoming art-meets-
tech-meets-science event, Lost Weekend, and the
Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink.
Tell us about One Voice Media.
We are a team of 12 PR and marketing
consultants in the heart of Exeter’s business
district, Southernhay. I would say this, but I
really do think we have a brilliant team – we
have bags of energy and above all we love
what we do and we think it shows in what we
achieve. We have been going 27 years – ancient
for a PR firm – and have fantastic regional and
national clients, some of them, such as the event
organisers International Craft and Hobby Fair,
have been with us since we started; others share
our passion for Exeter and strive to build on its
success, such as Exeter Chamber of Commerce,
Princesshay Shopping Centre and Exeter Business
Where would you recommend for eating
and drinking in Exeter?
A long-term favourite is
Oddfellows on New North
Street: the food is fantastic
and the team are really great.
It’s always hard to leave!
Chandos, in Princesshay, is
lovely to pop into for a quick
coffee and breakfast, or to sit
outside looking out onto the
city’s Roman Walls. The River
Exe Café is amazing – the
restaurant is floating in the
centre of the estuary (take
a train from Exeter, then
a ferry or water taxi from
Exmouth – it’s the prettiest
journey), and is only open
over the summer.
What three things should visitors look
to see or do in Exeter?
A visit to the RAMM is a must – Exeter’s ‘home
to a million thoughts’ went through a major
development a few years ago and is now an
award-winning facility bringing together world
history, natural history, local history and art. I’ve
really enjoyed visiting the Boatshed on the glorious
Exeter Quay over the summer – the 16-week pop-
up event space has featured arts, theatre, music
and indoor mini-golf, from the people behind
Exeter coolest theatre, the Boat Shed. No one
should visit Exeter without seeing the Cathedral
and if you are lucky, getting on the rooftop tour.
What’s your best-kept secret for the
The shopping is fantastic, full of individual,
independent stores, restaurants and cafés. Try Fore
Street, North Street, South Street, Gandy Street,
Queen Street, Castle Street, plus the businesses
on the Quay are all stuffed with ‘hidden gems’
where you can buy one-off pieces, meet the actual
makers and find food from all over the world. You
can find out more about the variety of shops, cafés
and restaurants in Exeter atwww.inexeter.com
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