Kate Jillings

Kate Jillings
Works at:
truRating
Location in:
London, United Kingdom

Currently

Works at:
truRating
Location in:
London, United Kingdom

Bio

BusinessBecause.com is a professional network for the business school world, publishing fresh daily journalism and connecting people before, during and after business school. Kate co-founded BusinessBecause in mid 2009; she has visited more than 80 b-schools internationally and speaks with MBA applicants, students and alums every day. Before BusinessBecause, Kate worked for multinationals including GlaxoSmithKline and BNP Paribas in marketing, comms and strategy roles.

You can message me via BusinessBecause or email kate@businessbecause.com

Kate would like to connect to people in

  • Education
  • Finance - Private equity/ venture capital
  • Hospitality
  • China
  • South Africa
  • United States of America

Kate has worked/studied in

  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Kate speaks

  • English

Kate has experience in

  • Education
  • Finance - Investment banking
  • Government / Public sector / Non-profit
  • Pharmaceuticals / Biotech
  • Technology

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Work

2013 – present

Commercial Director

truRating
  • truRating is about to change the world by giving everyone a say when they pay. It's just one question, it's always anonymous and there's a chance to win a prize when you rate.
  • Rotating questions - such as "please rate your service from 0-9" - will appear on chip&PIN terminals and eCommerce websites when you're making a purchase. It takes just a second to rate, or you can skip.
  • This representative ratings data is fed back to businesses near-to-real-time, to help them make improvements based on accurate customer feedback.
  • The trustworthy ratings will also appear on a truRating consumer recommendations website to help us all find the best rated restaurants, bars, shops, dentists, opticians, hair dressers - the list goes on!
  • Stay updated on the Ratings Revolution at truRating.com or follow us at twitter.com/truRating
2013 – present

Founder

EngineeringBecause
  • EngineeringBecause.com is the world's first network for young, bright engineers. With a focus on careers, EngineeringBecause connects students and graduates from the top 100 global engineering schools with each other and with employers internationally. We publish fresh daily news stories and interesting job opportunities for engineers in every sector.
2013 – present

Founder

Pelicanconnect
  • PeliCanConnect provides refreshing alumni technology for organisations, schools, colleges and clubs. With beautiful and intuitive software, it's your full toolkit to manage alumni relations, coordinate fundraising and leverage careers support. PeliCanConnect is cutting-edge tech, at affordable prices, and always delivered with a smile. Say hello the team at pelicanconnect.com
2012 – present

Angel Investor

BLANC Clean
  • Blanc is the UK's first eco laundry, offering an environmental alternative to toxic dry-cleaning and a 24-hour collection service. Visit Blanc's flagship London store at 79 George Street, just off Baker Street - I promise you won't be disappointed!
2009 – present

Founder

BusinessBecause
  • BusinessBecause.com is the network for the business school world, connecting people before, during and after their MBA. With more than 20,000 members internationally, daily b-school news and MBA job updates, this is an essential network for anyone currently at, or considering applying to, business school.
2007 – 2009

Head of Strategic Marketing

BNP Paribas
  • Global Commodities and Equity Derivatives
2003 – 2007

Marketing Excellence Manager/ Commercial Management Trainee

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • UK Pharmaceuticals - roles in Government Affairs, Marketing, Strategy and Sales across a range of therapeutic areas including HIV, Type II Diabetes and Neurology.
2001 – 2003

Internships (Communications)

Ketchum Public Relations, London News Network, Novartis
1999 – 2001

Internships (Government Relations)

House of Commons Library, Capitol Hill think tank, AS Biss Public Affairs
1996 – 1998

Internships (Legal)

Simmons & Simmons, Railtrack PLC, Chambers of Bruce McIntyre

Work

2013 – present

Commercial Director

truRating
  • truRating is about to change the world by giving everyone a say when they pay. It's just one question, it's always anonymous and there's a chance to win a prize when you rate.
  • Rotating questions - such as "please rate your service from 0-9" - will appear on chip&PIN terminals and eCommerce websites when you're making a purchase. It takes just a second to rate, or you can skip.
  • This representative ratings data is fed back to businesses near-to-real-time, to help them make improvements based on accurate customer feedback.
  • The trustworthy ratings will also appear on a truRating consumer recommendations website to help us all find the best rated restaurants, bars, shops, dentists, opticians, hair dressers - the list goes on!
  • Stay updated on the Ratings Revolution at truRating.com or follow us at twitter.com/truRating
2013 – present

Founder

EngineeringBecause
  • EngineeringBecause.com is the world's first network for young, bright engineers. With a focus on careers, EngineeringBecause connects students and graduates from the top 100 global engineering schools with each other and with employers internationally. We publish fresh daily news stories and interesting job opportunities for engineers in every sector.
2013 – present

Founder

Pelicanconnect
  • PeliCanConnect provides refreshing alumni technology for organisations, schools, colleges and clubs. With beautiful and intuitive software, it's your full toolkit to manage alumni relations, coordinate fundraising and leverage careers support. PeliCanConnect is cutting-edge tech, at affordable prices, and always delivered with a smile. Say hello the team at pelicanconnect.com
2012 – present

Angel Investor

BLANC Clean
  • Blanc is the UK's first eco laundry, offering an environmental alternative to toxic dry-cleaning and a 24-hour collection service. Visit Blanc's flagship London store at 79 George Street, just off Baker Street - I promise you won't be disappointed!
2009 – present

Founder

BusinessBecause
  • BusinessBecause.com is the network for the business school world, connecting people before, during and after their MBA. With more than 20,000 members internationally, daily b-school news and MBA job updates, this is an essential network for anyone currently at, or considering applying to, business school.
2007 – 2009

Head of Strategic Marketing

BNP Paribas
  • Global Commodities and Equity Derivatives
2003 – 2007

Marketing Excellence Manager/ Commercial Management Trainee

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • UK Pharmaceuticals - roles in Government Affairs, Marketing, Strategy and Sales across a range of therapeutic areas including HIV, Type II Diabetes and Neurology.
2001 – 2003

Internships (Communications)

Ketchum Public Relations, London News Network, Novartis
1999 – 2001

Internships (Government Relations)

House of Commons Library, Capitol Hill think tank, AS Biss Public Affairs
1996 – 1998

Internships (Legal)

Simmons & Simmons, Railtrack PLC, Chambers of Bruce McIntyre

Education

1998 – 2001

University of Oxford

MA
1991 – 1998

The Lady Eleanor Holles School

Clubs

Not a member of any clubs

Additional Info

Website
www.businessbecause.com
GMAT Score:
710
Nationality:
  • British