Karen Lowthrop MBE is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Hill Holt Wood, an internationally renowned environmental social enterprise.  Hill Holt Wood is a community-owned business that illustrates how to use woodland resources to affect rural regeneration and create a sustainable local economy. It operates from two sites and delivers education, training, architectural design, woodland and forestry services and events and hire.  Karen was awarded an MBE for services to Social Enterprise in 2011, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce and holds an Honorary Doctorate in Education.