Karen Davies MSc – CEOCEO

Projects worked on

  • Karen deals with confidential, senior-level exits, sensitive re organisations and disposals of non-core parts of the business.


  • Karen deals with integration of acquiring companies, involving due diligence exercises, TUPE of employees, restructuring of business brands, closure of sites, retraining of employees into new business systems, harmonisation of terms & conditions, restructuring personnel into new teams.


  • Karen is also an expert in providing Right to Work audits, implementing processes to improve Right to Work compliance, representing companies with the Home Office to acquire A* rating, and providing immigration advice to avoid legal issues.


  • Karen is also an Enterprise Business Mentor for The Prince’s Trust, providing one to one mentoring support to young adults setting up their businesses – Empowering them to make their own decisions around their business.


  • Karen specialises in guiding organisations through difficult situations, and helps businesses shape for growth and change by restructuring, designing talent programmes, mentoring, creating the right resourcing plans, writing legal policies & procedures, handling TUPE & Integration projects and ensuring employment legislation pitfalls are avoided


  • Organisational design
  • TUPE
  • Due diligence for acquisitions and disposals
  • Business restructures
  • Succession planning
  • Business downsizing & redundancies
  • People strategies for business growth
  • Talent management
  • Right to Work projects
  • Immigration specialist
  • Sponsorship/ Tier 2 Sponsorship & Visa expert advisor
  • Apprenticeship set up & use of levy
  • Employee relations & tricky employment law situations
  • Settlement agreements & exit strategies
  • Writing legal/company policies & procedures
  • Mentoring – including Prince’s Trust Business Mentoring
  • Business integration
  • Harmonisation of terms & conditions
  • Health & Safety, Crisis management, including anti-terrorism guidance
  • Create compensation & benefits packages to suit the business needs
  • Employment law tendering
  • International HR Qualified

Companies worked for

Her clients include: Casual Dining Group, Burger King UK, Drake & Morgan, Corney & Barrow, Beds & Bars Group, A2Dominion, Wagamama, Elliotts PR, Fortnum & Mason, Covent Garden Restaurants, Lifespace, Prezzo, Vapiano, Studio Ilse, UK Hospitality and Parkdean Resorts.

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