THIS inspiring businesswoman is making the world of lingerie accessible to everyone right here in Penarth - and now she’s been nominated for a national business award.

Abigail Walker hand-makes her lingerie in a studio in her house in town, and sells it to anyone - no matter the size.

Ms Walker said no one should feel uncomfortable when it comes to lingerie.

“If you are a different size, or have a bigger bust, do not think you cannot wear lingerie. I want to break down those barriers,” she explained.

Now Ms Walker is in the running for Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Wales Business Awards 2023, which she says is great, despite the up-and-coming gruelling from the judges in an interview as part of the awards process.

It shouldn’t be hard for Ms Walker to pass though, brimming with enthusiasm for her product, a line of clothing many can find taboo.

Ms Walker entered the lingerie business at 22, starting Abigail Walker Lingerie and said no one was surprised what she would choose to do.

“I went to a university prior to Cardiff Met (where she studied fashion design) and they would not let me branch into lingerie,” explained Ms Walker, “but it was where my passion was.”

“I always big people up. When I went down the lingerie route no one was surprised.”

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Ms Walker says lingerie should be for all

Wales Business Awards highlight the best of business in Wales across all sizes and sectors 

Hundreds of businesses across Wales enter to compete in one of Wales’ most prestigious accolades every year, and this year is particularly special, being the 20th anniversary.

Paul Butterworth, interim CEO of Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid, said congratulated all involved.

“We would like to congratulate those who have secured their places as finalists in this special anniversary year and look forward to announcing the winners in May,” said Mr Butterworth.

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Ms Walker started her lingerie business in lockdown 3 years ago

Confident, comfortable and empowering lingerie

For Ms Walker, her ultimate aim is to take the sexualisation out of lingerie and use it to make women feel good about themselves.

“For my customers I would say wearing lingerie isn't about anyone else but yourself,” said Ms Walker. “It's about feeling confident and comfortable in your own skin. Abigail Walker Lingerie aims to provide you with products that make you feel confident, comfortable and empowered.

The winners will be announced at a glitzy award ceremony hosted by broadcaster Andrea Byrne at the ICC Wales on 18 May. One finalist will also be awarded the ‘Wales Business of the Year’ award, sponsored by Atradius, during the evening.

Tickets for the ceremony can be booked via

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