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Caroline Plumb

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Caroline Plumb
OBE
Born
🏳️ NationalityBritish
🎓 Alma materUniversity of Oxford
💼 Occupation
entrepreneur, business person
🏢 OrganizationFluidly

Caroline Bayantai Plumb OBE (born 23 November 1978)[1] is a British internet entrepreneur and businesswoman. She is the current CEO and co-founder of Fluidly and previously served as a CEO of FreshMinds.[2] She also currently serves as a non executive director of AIM-listed Mercia Technologies. In 2019, she was named as one of the most important women personalities in UK Tech 100 list.[3]

Career[edit]

Plumb was born in Manchester on 23 November 1978, the daughter of Stephen and Eleanor. She went to Bolton School Girls' Division.[1] She then studied at St John's College, Oxford and gained a first class degree in Engineering, Economics and Management.[4] After graduating she began her career as an entrepreneur and initiated FreshMinds as a research consultancy in 2000 with colleague Charlie Osmond.[5] She left Freshminds and co-founded Fluidly, a cash flow management software business company and still serves as its Chief Executive Officer.[6] In 2003, she was nominated in Management Today's 35 Women Under 35 list for her outstanding services in the business field.[7] In 2010, she was appointed by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom as a UK Business Ambassador in the "Professional and Business Services" sector, a position she held until the Busines Ambassador Network was closed in 2019.[8][9] Plumb was appointed the OBE in the 2016 Birthday Honours "for services to business and charity".[10]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Plumb, Caroline Bayantai, (born 23 Nov. 1978), Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fluidly, since 2016". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u287703. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  2. "What makes a successful serial entrepreneur? - Caroline Plumb OBE". Hiscox Business Blog. 2018-03-27. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  3. Wood, Mary Hanbury, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Charlie. "UK Tech 100: The 30 most important, interesting, and impactful women shaping British technology in 2019". Business Insider. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  4. "Caroline Plumb". St John's College. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  5. Macdonald, Susan (14 June 2001). "Summer jobs that boost your career". The Times (67165). p. 2[S1]. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. "About". Fluidly. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  7. Hoar, Rebecca (May 2003). "Leading ladies". Management Today. pp. 46–53. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. "PM announces new Business Ambassadors". GOV.UK. 9 November 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  9. "Prime Minister's Business Ambassadors". GOV.UK. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  10. "Caroline PLUMB (Mrs. Taylor)". www.thegazette.co.uk. London Gazette. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2020.



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