Managing Director – Karen Friendship
“Having a Civil Engineering Degree from Bristol I was poached from my previous role in 1998 to become a Project Manager for the retail accounts which Aldermans serviced, namely Dorothy Perkins, Burton Menswear and Evans. I quickly got familiar with the workings of the business and set about improving the HR and H&S procedures and the then 70 strong workforce.
Appointed as MD in 2005, I further set about analysing our markets and preparing us for the turbulent economic conditions ahead.
Passionate about nurturing manufacturing and ‘buying local’ I chair the Plymouth Manufacturer’s Group Network for SME’s and invest in promoting the STEM subjects in schools.”