CETO Strategies was created in 2015 as a platform to offer a range of consultancy services to individuals, clients and companies seeking mechanisms for change, innovation and conceptual thinking.
Karen Jacques – Owner and Principal Consultant
As a former partner and director of an award-winning commercial maritime operations company, Karen fully understands and shares an entrepreneurial drive for business success and the highest possible standards of delivery.
Alongside agile and creative problem-solving and an eye for the fine detail, Karen can facilitate intelligent and practical ideas to take your project or venture to the next level.
A convincing and eloquent public speaker and communicator, Karen has an astute emotional intelligence and the ability to get to the very ‘nub’ of an issue, these skills are applicable to every sector.
Since spending the early part of her career as a Naval Officer, Karen has an enduring passion for the maritime industry and a personal interest in maritime security, maritime operations, vessel efficiency and emissions control (which contributed to her FTA award for innovation and sustainability in the transport sector in 2014).
A consummate professional, an IoD Certificated Member of the Institute of Directors and an LSM Accredited Mediator, Karen now offers a portfolio of her own skills and those of personally selected connections through her consultancy brand – CETO Strategies.
Honours & Awards
Freight Transport Association (FTA) Award for Innovation and Sustainability 2014
The national awards celebrate and raise awareness of opportunities offered by the transport and logistics industry. (see more)
Hampshire Women in Business 2014 – Award Finalist
Achieved “Highly Commended Runner Up” in regional award to celebrate successful women business owners Thames Valley and Hampshire UK.