Karen Thompson


Karan Thompson is Director of Karan Thompson Consulting Limited (KTCL). A professional with significant experience across the cultural, creative and tourism industries, providing assistance for business development and planning, strategic marketing and implementation and innovative product development for a wide range of businesses. Her 27 years of experience places her in the unique position of understanding the complexities of businesses across diverse sectors, thus assisting them in their onward development.

Current projects include: • Project Management for the research an development into developing the Vision for Waterford as an International Centre for Glass Design and Making • Interim Project Management of Yeats 2015 and international celebration of the life and works of poet W.B. Yeats. • Mentoring in international sales development, business planning, marketing, group facilitation and interpretation planning for the development of immersive cultural and activity tourism businesses across Ireland including major festivals, attractions and venues on behalf of Fáilte Ireland • Project and Communications Manager for the ArtLinks programme, which offers supports to professional and emerging artists in the south east of Ireland.

Prior to establishing KTCL Karan held significant roles as Vice President of Global Customer Services with Braxtel Communications and Events, Operations and OPW Special Projects Manager at the National Concert Hall. She has been a regular guest lecturer on third level programmes for the arts and cultural sector for many years.

Specialties: KTCL is a successful consultancy practice, established in 2001 offering specialist skills for businesses primarily within cultural, creative and tourism industries. Services include:

Business Development Strategic Marketing and Planning Communications Management Mentoring and Facilitation Idea Generation and Product Development Project Management Partnership Development

Our approach enables our clients to develop effective and timely solutions to their current and emerging needs.