Goose Island voted Best Welsh Fashion Business 2013.
The International Achievement award is annually awarded to the business woman who has achieved successes in expanding the scope of her business into overseas markets through import/export growth and/or by growing a client base overseas or any company with a strong track record in terms of imports/export with a woman at its heart either in terms of ownership, directorships or executive control.
Karen is the founder of Goose Island. Karen set up the store in 1994 and since then has been exporting her clothes across the world for 20 years.
Goose Island also has a presence and showroom in Paris and supply to many shops across France.
Goose Island export sales across the world now account for 50% of the sales of the business and Goose Island owns successful shops across Wales.
On receiving her nomination Karen said: “I am thrilled. This came totally out of the blue. I am really pleased to be recognised. It is an honour.”