Karen Tinkler


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Karen joined the board in 2017, and is one of the two owners of York PR and marketing communications agency, The Partners Group. She joined Partners in 1999 and was part of the MBO team that acquired the business from its original founder in 2006.

Karen has worked in PR and marketing communications for 18 years, and her experience ranges from floor coverings to food ingredients, Vikings and entrepreneurs to membership organisations and professional services firms. She loves learning what makes organisations tick and helping them use effective PR and communications to reach and influence the right people.

Karen supports social entrepreneurs in the region as a volunteer business mentor through UnLtd, and currently chairs the global International Public Relations Team PR network, which helps SMEs tap into PR and marketing expertise in global markets. 

Based in York since 1988, the Partners team works mainly with business-to-business clients across the country - and sometimes overseas - in professional services; building, property and construction; tourism and leisure industries, helping them use great communication to succeed and grow.

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