Since 1975 Karen has been a part of the Barkuma Commercial Services team. Key to Karen's success has been family support - including her sister Kerry. As Kerry states "I remember when I was 5 we would come to the Barkuma factory at Coventry Rd and pick Karen up. It was quite small back then with a lot less employees."
When a position became available with Barkuma some 30 years later, Kerry jumped at the chance. "I was hoping that with my professional and personal experience I would be able to make a positive impact on the community with an organisation close to my heart." Kerry was successful and now works with our Disability Employment Service to assist people with disability to find and keep a job.
Kerry wanted to keep the good news a surprise from Karen and didn't tell her she was successful, until one day she sneaked in to say hello. When she found out, Karen yelled at the top of her voice "You sneak! I didn't know you were working here!"
Now some 7 years later Karen and Kerry couldn't be prouder to be a part of Barkuma and despite working in different areas, love the fact they work for the same organisation.