What they Say

  • The first time my path crossed with Karen?s was when we were both working on a major campaign for SAGA and I have not looked back since. The experience was incredible, something that only comes about when a project has a clear vision and supreme attention to detail. Karen has years of experience in the travel industry, mainly at the premium end but had not ventured into the world of beauty PR before. For me, it was a leap of faith. I have worked in my industry for 30 years with many PR companies but TippettPR has brought a refreshing approach and restored my confidence in what good PR can deliver. Karen makes me feel safe, she is passionate about achieving the best for her clients, I never have to chase anything up, I can pass something to Karen and relax in the knowledge that it will be taken care of to the very highest of standards and achieve the brief we have agreed. Karen is a journalist?s dream.

    Errol Douglas MBE, President of Fellowship for British Hairdressing

  • Karen is a breath of fresh PR air. Her mind is a bank of creative genius, which is backed up by a hot book of contacts across a wealth of press sectors. I throughly enjoyed our time working together and would recommend her on any PR brief.

    Natalie Still, former director of comms at Sanctum Hotels

  • Karen Tippett is an absolute professional, hard-working and knowledgeable PR rep. I trust and rely on her insights and creative direction. Her experience in the field shines through and her accomplishments and testimonials attest to that. Karen brings a strong passion and limitless creativity to each project. Working with her is always a pleasure. Media hold Karen and what she stands for in high esteem. The media has a genuine love, respect and admiration for Karen and I must say - I agree!

    Michele L. Simpson Manager, Media Relations Tourism Toronto

  • Karen is a joy to work with. Full of energy, creativity, and this comes with a keen business sense and a great knowledge of how television works. Daybreak and Lorraine have worked with her on a number of successful projects and these partnerships have worked in large part thanks to Karen.

    Owen Masters, Senior Producer, Daybreak/Lorraine, ITV

  • Karen has completely transformed our press office over the last few years, into one that is truly admired across the travel industry. We can even credit her with making it an award winning team, recently getting a ?Most Outstanding In House Press Team award?. Under Karen?s leadership our press office has increased the press coverage we have received by almost 100% in one year alone, she has also helped us transform our internal communications into something we can be really proud of.

    Andrew Shelton, Marketing Director, Virgin Holidays

  • I had the privilege of working with Karen on a variety of PR projects, and I found her to be extremely professional, creative, knowledgeable and direct, which I greatly appreciated. She produced top-notch PR results. What I appreciated most was how she was able maintain the fine balance between keeping her credibility with travel journalists and her client's needs. I have always spoken highly of Karen to people who are interested in the U.K. market

    Jeanne Sullivan, Former VP Comms Greater Miami CVB

  • Karen is probably the most efficient PR I deal with. I know if I want some information, I don't have to ask twice. Professional, creative, and also great fun.

    Will Hide, Contributor, The Times, Express, Mail

  • I've always enjoyed working with Karen. She has a thorough knowledge of the travel and comms spheres and her professionalism and dedication is consistently outstanding

    Danny Rogers, Editor- in-Chief, Brand Republic Group and Editor, Campaign

  • Karen is definitely one of the best PR?s in the business. She?s absolutely turned the Virgin Holiday?s PR dept on its head and made it one of the most respected in the travel industry. She?s sassy, creative and positively oozes with ideas. I have no hesitation and only delight in recommending her as a PR consultant.

    Peter Nunn, BBC Fastrack and Freelance Journalist

  • Karen Lehane is one of the most professional, trusted and knowledgeable Head of PRs in the business. She is not only competent and smart but is full of ideas as to how she can promote her client. Karen has a fantastic relationship with national newspaper travel editors and I, personally, not only hugely respect her but count her as a friend.

    Trish Harbord, Freelancer

  • Karen is one of the most efficient and effective PRs in the industry. I?d put her in my top 1%. We have enjoyed working with her so much during her time at Virgin Holidays and we will miss her greatly as, I?m sure, they will! I can?t wait to work with Karen again and to see which clients she works with in the future. Lucky them!

    Nicky Cox MBE, Editor, First News

  • Karen has been working with us since she launched her company. Firstly she single handedly put LaSource Resort Grenada on the consumer UK media map and revolutionised its position in the market while it was part of the Elite group, and she is now doing the same for both our Barbados and Grenadines resorts.Karen?s results are world -class; the proof of which can be found in the exemplary coverage we have received to date. Karen works tirelessly to achieve the best results in an often saturated editorial marketplace, and we simply could not find a more skilled dedicated and professional person. I cannot put a value on Karen?s importance to our company?she is simply priceless. My team love her involvement, passion, honesty and friendship.

    Paula Whitehead, UK Managing Director, Elite Island Resorts

  • Karen has single-handedly transformed the way our business approaches consumer facing PR. Undoubtedly one of the most powerful and efficient PRs we have ever worked with.

    James Taylor, Marketing Director, Errol Douglas Salon

  • I have had the pleasure of working with Karen on a number of high-profile projects down the years. She always delivered excellent results and managed to keep interested stakeholders happy. Karen always strived to ensure that her own client's requirements and interests of key suppliers, such as airlines, were looked after so everybody came out smiling and impressed with the coverage. I would have no hesitation in dealing with Karen again as I know she gets results.

    Ian Bradley, MD, Travel PR Limited

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WINNER SOUTH OF ENGLAND 2015- "Outstanding Independent Practitioner"

"Karen has demonstrated a strong record as an award-winning PR practitioner, along with an ongoing commitment to contributing to the future of the profession and raising its status. The example campaign showed strong creativity and innovation, with clearly defined objective setting, planning and evaluation, all contributing to securing her PRide success once again."
CIPR Judges

Winner - National CIPR Excellence "Outstanding Freelance Practitioner" 2014

"Karen has undoubted drive and determination. She embodies the freelance ideal of providing a blended to order approach for all her clients, whom she regards as family. She is clearly a valued and integral part of their business, focused on delivering great results, great creative and enviable levels of satisfaction. She inspires clients, colleagues and the next generation with her passion and integrity."
CIPR Judges

Winner - Outstanding Freelance Practitioner 2013

"Karen Tippett-Lehane is a deserving winner of this award. With extensive knowledge of the travel industry, she clearly demonstrates her campaign experience, devising and delivering public relations strategies for numerous accounts. Her clients are clearly happy and all new clients are based on referrals. Her endorsements speak for themselves"
CIPR Judges



  • Over 20 years in PR and Tourism Marketing
  • Former Head of PR at Virgin Holidays
  • CIPR "Best In House Press Team" award 2009
  • Founding member of the Travel PR Experts Network
  • Established January 2010
  • Senior Agency Side Experience: Miami CVB, Cyprus Tourism, Massachusetts, Doral Hotels, Washington DCVA, Dominican Republic and others
  • Strong crisis management experience including crime and natural disaster incidents


  • No. 1 Traveller
  • Travel, Beauty, Luxury and lifestyle PR
  • All platform media relations - consumer, trade, broadcast, online, social/digital, bloggers
  • Media events from conception to delivery
  • Concept and campaign launches
  • Strategic Consultancy to in-house press teams
  • Crisis & Reputation management


  • Social media and digital campaigns
  • Broadcast campaigns - editorial and promotional
  • Press trip organisation
  • Corporate Communications support - copywriting, internal communications strategy, speech writing
  • Celebrity PR
  • Brand partnerships