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Karen EaleyManaging Director

Karen is an experienced national and international business management professional with over 20 years commercial experience in small and large companies. Her experience comes from a variety of retail focused industries. She has well rounded business management and interpersonal skills. Her hands-on management style is complemented by highly developed analytical and creative skills combined with a structured, strategic approach.

Some of my highlights

My Highlights
  • Trained in retail management with the leading UK grocery retailer.
  • Restructured the direct sales and training process for a national team of over 100 sales people.
  • Created and implemented training and development programmes in a variety of companies and industries
  • Planned and implemented cultural change programmes both nationally and internationally
  • Managing Director of a £24m UK business, responsible for sales, marketing, HR, IT, finance, warehousing and distribution
  • Turned around a £15m loss making sales and distribution unit to become the most profitable in Europe
  • Led a focused European retail design team for a €500m manufacturer
  • Introduced and managed product and brand management strategies in a wide range of industries
  • Created a European wide company and brand image for an £80m international company
  • Sourced off-shore manufacturing and supply for an international safety equipment manufacturer