Karen handed over her award to Ayesha Vardag, founder of London-based law firm VARDAGS, after giving an inspirational speech about how grateful she was to have won the coveted award last year, and what winning the award meant for her and her businesses.
Over the past year Karen was pleased to report an increase in employees of 28%, taking her quota up to 230 members of staff across her business, which includes the following brands; Karen Betts Professional, HD Brows, Nouveau Lashes, Nouveau Contour UK and Skin Therapy. She also confirmed a phenomenal 46% growth of the business in the last year, and accredits this to the hard work and dedication of her employees who believe in the businesses, and also place great emphasis in offering the best possible customer service to all clients.
As well as thanking Natwest for sponsoring the awards, Karen also thanked everyone who has, and continues to believe in her, closing her speech with one of her favourite quotes, from Walt Disney; “If you can dream it you can do it.”
Karen was honoured to be part of the awards once again this year, which help celebrate and advance women entrepreneurs. Karen said; “I feel extremely privileged to be amongst successful business women, who continue to work extremely hard day in, day out and never give up on making their dream come true.
Running your business is by no means an easy thing to do, but with passion, sheer determination and belief in yourself, anything is possible. Congratulations to Ayesha, she is a very deserving winner. Congratulations also to all of the finalists and winners at the awards, they are all truly inspiring women. I wish them all the very best and continued success for the future.”