X-Press Thames Valley

Karen Underwood

Karen Underwood

Business Details
Business Name
Full Address
89 Wilkins Road
Territories Covered
Oxford City, South Oxfordshire, Vale of White Horse, Reading, West Berkshire, Wokingham, Bracknell, Basingstoke, Hart and Test Valley, Windsor & Maidenhead, Slough

We change the charities we support although we always try to support a local cause as well as a national charity. This year we have supported: - Body Politic (a dance group based in Oxford committed to addressing mental health issues in young people) - Choose Love (the world's first store that sells real products for refugees)
Year Joined X-Press
Previous Occupation
Qualified Funeral Director (Managing Partner of Family Firm)

Professional Dancer

Favourite part about running an X-Press Franchise
The freedom of running your own business with the support of both the franchisor and the X-Press Network

Away from work
Hobbies & Interests
I am kept busy as a mum of two boys, but I still like to keep active with various classes including Zumba. When I have some time and peace I also like to find a quiet spot with a book!

Favourite Holiday Destination
I would love to go back to Thailand as I got married there 25 years ago and thought it was a fascinating country.

Favourite Album/Book
I like too many books to pick one!
My all time favourite album has to be Dirty Dancing.

Interesting Fact About Yourself
I am also a qualified swimming referee.
I spent too many hours poolside waiting for my sons to swim so I decided to train as a swimming judge. I have now worked my way up to be a fully qualified referee.