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.

Karen has broad business experience gained across various sectors including retail, wholesale, resource efficiency, engineering and construction, and for a range of businesses from manufacturing to service businesses for public, private and third sector companies.

She has experience of working in businesses from SMEs to large international companies, including WH Smith, Harper Collins and a Dutch multinational company providing engineering, construction and survey services around the world. For the last 12+ years, Karen has worked mainly in the construction and engineering sectors in Cornwall for manufacturing and service sector companies.

Karen’s expertise includes business strategy, leadership and management, sales and marketing, business development, export, operations, commercial, change management and project / programme management. She is an APM qualified project manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.