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.


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…

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