Karen is currently the Head of the Engineering Industries Association (EIA).
The EIA promotes trade and represents the interests of its members and the UK engineering manufacturing sector. In particular SMEs, both in the UK and internationally are represented.
In 2021 the EIA partnered with the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA). Together the associations represent the companies who create and supply the technology that manufacturers use, and those that use them.
Karen also holds director and advisory roles with industry and government bodies. She champions the UK manufacturing and technology sectors and works with them to encourage engagement and promote the skills and innovation available in the UK.
Karen is a director of Finance for Entrepreneurs and Finance for Female Entrepreneurs, which has access to a British Business Bank platform to secure business loans.