‘I have personally worked with Karen for over two years and during this time she and her team organised a range of events including conferences, themed parties and screenings the attendees being our much valued clientele. Our clients are regularly exposed to quality and innovative events and we consistently strive to exceed our guests’ expectations. Karen’s company rose to the challenge each and every time with great results, creating many memorable, on budget, events.’
‘Rookie’ Corporate Event Organiser (1988)
I learned the trade ‘on the job’ whilst working for one of the first corporate event companies in London.
Account Manager for Warner Home Video – designed, created and implemented, in particular, a ‘Race to Gotham City’ to mark the launch of Batman onto video. The project was awarded Best Marketing Campaign at the BVA Awards.
Inception of Leaps & Bounds (1990)
Founding South based Corporate Events Company - the only events company at the time to guarantee its level of service.
We specialised in quality events of large-scale conferences, themed video launches and bespoke team-building events.
Launch of Karen Lindsey Consultancy (2005)
During the 16 years as a consultant, I have continued to offer bespoke support including total event organisation and management, event analysis and general logistical support… not forgetting to mention, Venue Finding!
In addition, many bespoke support packages have been developed including:
‘Corporate Event Health Check’: offered to companies organising events and also locations hosting events – the objective being to help ensure that any planned event fulfils all objectives whilst if playing host, to ensure that the best possible environment and circumstances to secure additional lucrative corporate business is offered.
‘Happiness is a Ticked Off List’ : a three-hour workshop designed to demonstrate to novice event organisers how best to organise and manage an event. Identifying the process that guarantees consistent, quality results whilst at the same time highlighting various pitfalls.
‘Planning and Managing an Event’: a book written to help aspiring event organisers and is a practical guide for those wishing to proficiently organise events.
A keen writer, I have written many ‘event industry’ articles covering the key topics of the industry of the time.
2017 saw the launch of Travel With Basil, a wing of KLC, a dog travel website. So, if wishing to take your pooch on staycation or, indeed, away with you on business, Travel With Basil both reviews and provides a directory of dog ‘welcoming’ venues throughout the UK.
Reaching a significant 30 year milestone, I dipped my toe into the next decade with the decision to focus primarily on Venue Finding (along with the exploits of Travel With Basil). Venue Finding to this day remains my key focus.
‘The Management of Team Rizla Suzuki has found Karen’s advice over the last two years to be invaluable. Her obvious experience of the corporate market has ensured that by applying her recommendations, we have enhanced our hospitality environment in which we host our VIP guests/sponsors. In addition, Karen has been able to promote corporate hospitality and sponsorship opportunities to a new client base by creatively communicating the merits of being associated with the sport of motorcycle racing.’
Team Manager, Team Rizla Suzuki
‘Karen was recommended to me by my MD and as such, Karen’s company was asked to organise a motivation event for my team. Having listened to my objectives, Karen suggested a 3 day sailing activity which although at first appeared to be a little off beat, proved as she promised, to be a tremendous success and well appreciated and enjoyed by all those that participated. Myself and my team are certainly looking forward to participating in another similar event, which I am confident will be just as successful.’
Chief Information Officer, Avis Europe
‘Karen has always demonstrated her complete understanding of our objectives and has provided solid advice as to the type of event that we should be organising – consistently creating events that have proved to be inspiring and so well received.’