Caroline Theobald is a North East entrepreneur and co-founder of First Face to Face Ltd, the successor to Bridge Club Ltd, which Caroline established in 2000 to connect early stage growth entrepreneurs to money, management and new markets.
In 2007 Caroline accepted a Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion for the work she continues to do in harnessing the enterprising capital of young people and business owner/managers. She was awarded a CBE for services to business and entrepreneurship in 2016. She sits on the boards of several early-stage and growing companies, is also the chairman of the North East Initiative on Business Ethics (NIBE) Ltd and International Newcastle CiC and has been the Honorary Consul for Sweden since 2007 and the chairman of the north east chapter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce since 2010. Caroline has a strong relationship with both Teesside University and the Tees Valley Business Club and chairs their popular ‘in conversation with…’ sessions.