Congratulations to former Arena Speaker Karen Forrester

By Lorraine, Monday 28 January 2013

Karen Forrester, UK Managing Director of TGI Friday’s has been promoted to the executive team of parent company Carlson Restaurants. This has been in recognition of the consistent growth and business transformation of the UK arm and for those of you who attended the lunch when Karen spoke – we all know what a great job she has done in transforming the business.

According to Eat Out magazine, Forrester will continue in her UK role, delivering the ambitious plans in place for the brand in the UK, but will also “leverage her vast knowledge and experience to benefit Friday’s internationally”, the company said. As part of a restructure, the UK will also now become its own free-standing business unit reporting directly to the Carlson executive team. Karen said: “I’m really proud that the UK has been recognised as such an important part of the global business, and I’m very much looking forward to being able to share key lessons with the group at an international level.”