Karen Whiting

Senior Receptionist & Data Assistant


Karen recently joined PenLife in 2024 and is looking forward to working closely with Sharon as first point of contact with clients and getting to know everyone at PenLife.

You’ll find her on reception, working alongside Sharon and welcoming clients to the office. Karen also assists with the data side of the business, helping to make sure things are running smoothly!


Rest and play

Karen lives in York with her husband, Mark. They have a grown-up son and daughter. You can often find Karen running and a little interesting fact about her is that she is fascinated by space and the universe.

Karen also dabbles in fiction writing and is a member of a book club.

Karen Whiting in the spotlight

On an ideal weekend, you can find me:

Going on a run then enjoying a curry and a glass of red wine with my husband.

My favourite holiday destination is:

Australia - my husband and I have returned back to the UK in 2024 after spending 12 months exploring the spectacular continent.

My favourite song to play in the car is:

Holiday by Green Day

The first album I bought was:

Abba - Arrival

If I could be any fictional character, I would be:

Lara Croft

If I could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, I would win a medal in:

Making a flat white

When the dessert menu arrives, I’m looking for:

Sticky toffee pudding

The three qualities that draw me to new people are:

Sense of humour, down to earth and humble.

My pet peeve is:

Fly tipping

The best gift I’ve ever received is:

A swing when I was 8. My Dad put it up in the lounge because it was raining.

The three people at my dream dinner party would be:

Tom Hanks, Tim Peake and Michael Bublé

The three small things that make my day better are:

Hearing some good news, a hug from my husband and a flat white.

Three things I haven’t done so far include:

Running the London Marathon, Visiting Costa Rica and meeting Tim Peake.

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