Karen is an experienced business leader who has operated in senior management roles, particularly in leadership and management developing business strategy and implementing change management to ensure sustainable but rapid business growth.
With an early career in sales for companies including WH Smith and Harper Collins, this led to business development, marketing and sales roles within small and large companies. These roles covered business development and export sales of survey services, engineering and marine construction for a large Dutch multinational across 250 operating companies in 60 countries, and developing new markets in Latin America, Nigeria, and USA via direct sales and setting up distributor networks.
Karen implemented the Recycle Now marketing campaign at a local level across the UK, and developed regional market development for WRAP to increase UK recycling levels and improve resource efficiency in businesses.
For the last 10+ years, she has worked in the construction sector in Cornwall, including running a construction business with 75+ employees.
Karen’s expertise includes business strategy, leadership and management, sales, business development, commercial and marketing, change management and project management. She is an APM qualified project manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.