Spotlight on Zoe Plowman

Partner, Ensors Chartered Accountants

Zoe is a Chartered Certified Accountant and Audit RI and has worked at Ensors for nearly 25 years.

Published in Essex Director Magazine Spring | Summer 2023

About Zoe

Her client base is owner-managed businesses, international groups, local authority spinouts and she has developed a speciality in auditing trust-based pension schemes (DB and DC).

Away from work, she lives in Sudbury, Suffolk with her husband, Trevor and her teenage son and daughter.

Q&As

Describe yourself in three words? Hardworking, driven and determined.

What was your first job?  My first proper job was as an accounts junior at a small insurance company. Prior to that, I did a paper round, and a Saturday job working in a newsagent.

What frustrates you?  Less things as I get older. Understanding what drives and motivates people and also awareness of people’s situations/mental health has led more to interpretation and empathy than frustration.  Unless you upset my children of course – that’s a totally different matter!

How do you spend your leisure time?  With family and friends, walking, and nice meals out.

What’s your favourite television programme?  Much to my husband’s disgust, I am a bit of a soap fan!  Eastenders being my favourite.

What’s your favourite food?  Does gin count?

What food do you hate?  I have four main hates: lemon meringue pie, liver, baked beans, and sweetcorn – not necessarily in that order.

What is your biggest weakness?  Self-criticism, I can be a bit too hard on myself at times.

Where are you happiest?  At home with my family.

What was the first record you bought? A Little Time by The Beautiful South.

At school, what were you good at? I literally got a GCSE B in everything, but my one A was in Art!

What one material thing could you not do without?  One?? my car, my phone, hair straighteners, coffee machine. I could go on and on….

You’d go to a fancy-dress party as? Whatever the theme was? I’m always up for a laugh!

What poster did you have on your bedroom wall as a child?  Jordan Knight from New Kids on the Block.

How many attempts before you passed your driving test?  Moving on…

For more information visit www.ensors.co.uk/about-us/people/zoe-plowman

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