Jane Plumb MBE, Chief Executive and Founder
“After our middle child’s group B Strep infection in 1996, Robert and I found few answers to the questions we had. We were lucky enough to make contact with an expert in the field. He explained how most group B Strep infection in newborn babies could be prevented – and how few health professionals at the time were aware of good prevention measures. So we decided to set up a charity.
The aims then and now have always been to raise awareness of how to prevent as many of these infections in babies as possible, both among health professionals and families, to support families and to support research into better prevention and treatment.”
Jane Grout, Fundraising & Office Manager
“I joined the GBSS team in 2013 and now look after all the events and individual fundraising and office support activities for the charity. Before having children I worked as a Sales Support Manager for a large travel company, so joining a small team was a real change for me.
I thoroughly enjoy working for the charity and have been really inspired by the amazing passion people put into their events. Supporting them really makes my job worthwhile.
Outside of work I really enjoy my cycling classes and have two wonderful girls, both of school age, who keep me very busy.”
Oliver Plumb, Policy and Public Affairs Manager
“I joined the team in 2014, having graduated from Warwick with a degree in Philosophy and Literature.
Working with a small group of determined people is very rewarding, as is the huge variety of tasks I get involved with on a day to day basis.
Outside the office, I can usually be found with my head in a book.”