What brought you to JBP?
I have been with the company for more than 25 years with spells away for various projects, such as running Europe, Middle East and Africa corporate communications for multinational Herbalife. I originally trained as a journalist and worked both regionally and nationally.
Tell us about your role:
At JBP, I direct client accounts and support new business.
How does Karen make it brilliant?
I have extensive in-house and consultancy experience with specific expertise in issues and crisis management, project management, stakeholder communications, media relations and international communications.
However, media relations, crisis comms and copywriting are probably my strengths and my comfort zones. I’m also very well networked in Bristol (because I am so old...!)
And finally, what do you do in your spare time?
Nordic Walking, anything cultural. I’m a trustee of Bristol Museums Development Trust and sit on the committee of the Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal