Fond farewell for Karen at Barnstaple college

PETROC says farewell to its director of resources Karen Trigger when she retires this month after 14 years at the Barnstaple college. Karen was appointed as college accountant in 1995. Her job was later re-styled as head of finance and she, along with Jan

PETROC says farewell to its director of resources Karen Trigger when she retires this month after 14 years at the Barnstaple college.

Karen was appointed as college accountant in 1995. Her job was later re-styled as head of finance and she, along with Jane Barton, chief admin officer, became the first support staff members to join the senior management team.

Karen became director of resources in 2005 and has been responsible for all of the resource areas in the college since, keeping the college running efficiently from a financial viewpoint.

It was not only at the college she has been successful. She was the first female accountant in Barnstaple and became the very first female vice principal and director of resources at the college. She attended Edgehill College and is heavily involved in the Millennium Green in Landkey.


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It was this and other such activities which won her Landkey citizen of the year.

Both of Karen's children attended Petroc, she now hopes to spend more time with them and her grandson Archie during her retirement.

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"Karen is very approachable and her door is always open," said colleague Mandi Silver.

"She always shows appreciation for how hard people work."

The college would like to take this opportunity to wish Karen a very happy retirement. She has been a pleasure to work with and she will be missed.

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