November 2015 lunch with Karen Bowes

Karen shared some of her some best practice with employers and what Capital One has done to be named the UK’s Best large Workplace for the last 3 years by Great Places to Work®.

Karen has led Capital One’s people strategy since 2009.  She is passionate about creating an environment where great people can be the best version of themselves, every day.

Karen is a former employment lawyer and is a leading HR speaker and thought partner, challenging conventional wisdom on the way we work, the environment we work in and the power of engaging employees through a higher purpose.


“It was great to be invited as part of the local business community to speak at the event,” said Karen.  “Capital One is a key employer in the city and I believe in sharing great practice for the benefit of businesses in Nottingham.”


Nic Elliott, president of the Nottingham City Business Club, said: “Karen was such an inspiring speaker.  I am so pleased that she came to the club to share her thoughts and experiences with our members and guests.”


As the lunch coincided with Children in Need Day, there was a charity collection and £400 was raised.