Karen Gateson
HR Consultancy


An experienced HR Consultant who is proud of the contribution she can make to company performance by working with colleagues to provide effective, practical HR solutions. In particular Karen has been the HR lead on company turnaround projects.


A commercial HR professional

Who works well with others to improve company results, using her particular skills to manage cost rationalisation projects successfully to deliver post merger cost synergies and develop effective and productive senior management teams.

A passionate, dedicated HR professional who works hard, and well as part of a team, enthuses others and builds confidence, is resilient and above all keeps people motivated to achieve results.

Past career assignments have demanded that Karen transform existing HR system, practices and policies whilst keeping the HR team on side and engaged.

A HR professional

Who prides herself on building strong, respectful relationships with union representatives and works at improving the industrial relations climate to the benefit of all parties. She has a track record of delivering change through negotiations and of improving staff morale by improving the quality of employee facing policies.

A good coach and mentor for other HR professionals, she likes to build on the strengths of others and enhance the credibility
f the HR function.

Karen has considerable experience of driving through change in a practical, no nonsense way. She is used to delivering change in unionised companies, developing and managing people strategies to support business change. Plus her consulting experience has given her good project management discipline.

Karen has worked with CEOs to profile senior roles and develop effective and productive senior management teams.


TUPE legislation - insourcing & out-sourcing, contract transfers, disposals, acquisitions,mergers. Union Negotiations - annual pay negotiations, changes to terms and conditions, redundancy consultation. Performance Improvement, Cost Rationalisation - organisational design, redundancy handling. Mergers and acquisitions - due diligence and post merger reorganisation.

Talent Management & Management Development

Effective Senior Management Teams

Psychometric Profiling.