I have worked with Karen since December 2011. Karen is a skilled HR Professional who has made a significant contribution to the success of AAC Business Consultancy. She has been responsible for the strategic and the operational aspects of our HR business, dealing with clients in a highly professional manner to deliver a first class service. Karen has provided clear and straightforward career advice, backed up with solid industry knowledge. Some elements of the business are naturally sensitive and high impact in nature, such as handling redundancies. The way she dealt with these unfailingly demonstrated her diligence, determination, intelligence, alertness and experience in her subject area. Her deep expertise also extends into personal coaching and advice, which was always tailored to individual goals. Karen has also demonstrated excellent presentational skills, witnessed in front of a variety of audiences. Karen is an extremely competent, honest and reliable HR professional who would be a great asset to any organisation. I would highly recommend her to deliver various technical solutions linked to HR, across either the public or the private sector. I would, without doubt, relish the opportunity to continue to work with Karen on future projects.
Andre Elshout
CEO AAC Business Consultants

Karen is known for having a keen eye for future talent and for delivering World Class training and development programmes which have helped build great restaurant Brands.
Karen Forrester
MD T.G.I. Friday’s UK Ltd

I worked with Karen from March 1995 to January 2008 in my capacity as Managing Director of the Restaurant Division and Board Director of Mitchells & Butlers Plc where Karen was our Human Resource Director.

During the twelve years I worked with Karen she has been an outstanding Human Resource professional. She has given exceptional guidance and council to our senior management team in developing and championing the cause of our front line employees, in pursuit of competitive advantage through superior service.

Karen is operationally astute, commercial and pragmatic; she provides purpose, clarity and priorities for all those involved. She is self motivated, has energy and is focused on getting results through building service led brands with a strong positive culture in customer centric teams.

I have no hesitation in recommending Karen to other potential clients.
Tony Hughes
MD Tony Hughes Consulting
Non-Executive Director Restaurant Group
Non-Executive Director National Skills Academy

I have worked with Karen for over twelve years and have always found her incredibly straight forward to deal with. She has the rare ability to combine empathy with practicality, delivering solutions which are always founded on solid experience and a good deal of common sense. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her most highly.
Cherry Howard
MD Communicate UK Ltd

Karen ran a seven habits of highly effective people course at the school for our teachers and external people. It was the first time Karen has worked with teachers but this was not apparent on the programme, she was able to bring in examples and relate the programme to education quite seamlessly. I found Karen to be very organised, flexible and straight talking (which I like!) The course ran smoothly, Karen let it run at an even pace without stifling debate. She made the participants feel at ease which resulted in some very personal disclosures. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Karen to any business.
Louise Sinclair
HR Director, Finborough School





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