Kate has designs on top business prize

A graphic designer who is celebrating 10 years since she set up her own firm has made it to the final six in a competition looking for the best women in business.

Thursday, 15th October 2015, 12:47 pm
Kate Marston, who is one of six finalists in the Best Business Women awards, with her husband Ben

Kate Marston, 40, is a finalist for the Best Business Women for Business Services category after she nominated herself as a way to mark a decade since the beginning of KM Designs.

Kate, of New Mill Terrace, Tring, will find out if she has scooped the top prize at the black-tie awards ceremony in St Albans tonight (Thursday, October 15).

She said: “It’s fantastic to have reached the finals, I feel extremely proud.

“I’m celebrating 10 years in business this year and I couldn’t have got this far without the support of family, friends, clients and suppliers.

“Most of my clients and suppliers are local so I also get to see the benefits that they bring to the local community.”

Kate, who lives with husband Ben, 42, and their nine-year-old cat Frank, has been in the graphic design industry since she left school.

She first broke out on her own after she was made redundant and finished off a few projects before making the decision to go it alone.

Debbie Gilbert, founder of the awards, said: ‘The awards are all about showcasing great women who are running a business around a family or commitments. The standard was very high so to be shortlisted is a major achievement.”