Karen has been CEO of the social enterprise Belu Water since 2011, having previously pursued a corporate career in media and finance. Under Karen’s leadership, Belu launched a new business model, brand and partnership with WaterAid UK. Belu offers the most ethical choice in water service from bottled mineral water to filtration and reusable bottles and carafes. Belu’s income is all from trading and to date, the business has passed over £4 million to WaterAid transforming over 270,000 lives through clean water and decent toilets. The company has been recognised with many awards. Most notably two Queen’s Awards in the Sustainable Development for championing the environmental benchmark in the sector and for innovation for the Belu Filter Initiative. Karen is also Vice Chair – (membership and marketing) at Social Enterprise UK.