Karen has 23 years experience in public relations, including senior agency roles in Paris and the UK. Past clients include Saga Holidays, Toronto Tourism, Cyprus Tourism Organisation, Loire Valley Tourism and Miami CVB.
She spent 10 years at travel PR agency First Public Relations Limited, joining as an account manager progressing to Strategy & Business Development Director, before being headhunted by Virgin Holidays. During her 4 years as Head of PR at Virgin Holidays she oversaw internal and external communications, launching the first V-Room at Gatwick, Virgin Holidays Cruises and brand partnership with HIP Hotels.
Karen set up TippettPR Limited in 2010 to offer a “blended to order” service to clients needing senior level attention, solid basics, social, crisis management and fresh campaign creative. She currently represents Elite Island Resorts Caribbean, Hairstylist Errol Douglas MBE and Swiss Sun Protection brand Ultrasun.
She won CIPR Excellence “Outstanding Freelance Practitioner” and Home Counties South PRide “Outstanding Freelance Practitioner” 2013 & 2014. Karen business mentors at the CIPR. Recent campaigns for clients have included: