Edtech entrepreneur entered into BIMA Hall of Fame

The UK’s digital trade body has announced Sherry Coutu CBE as one of two Hall of Fame inductees for 2019

The UK’s digital trade body, BIMA, has inducted edtech entrepreneur Sherry Coutu into its Hall of Fame for her contribution to UK digital industry.

Coutu serves on the boards of a variety of companies, charities, and universities. She is the chair of Founders4Schools, Workfinder, The Scaleup Institute, and Raspberry Pi Trading Ltd. Coutu also serves as a non-executive board member of Pearson, The DCMS, and the London Stock Exchange.

Technology has given us a great gift – the opportunity to make lives better – at scale.
– Sherry Coutu CBE

Coutu said: “It is a tremendous honour to be recognised in this way by BIMA. I am privileged to have worked with so many to help bring about change.

“Technology has given us a great gift – the opportunity to make lives better – at scale. No other sector can bring about a better society with better prospects for all.”

In addition to her investment in various tech and education ventures, Coutu was also awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2013 for her services to entrepreneurship. She has also been awarded honorary PhDs from the University of Bristol, Manchester University, and the Open University for her work in education and economy.

Coutu is joined in this honour by ITV’s first female chief executive, Dame Carolyn McCall DBE.

More information on the BIMA Hall of Fame and its inductees can be found at bima.co.uk/100HOF