Portal Business Centres
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Behind the Scenes – Meet our Team!

Karen Portbury is our Assistant Centre Manager at Bridgewater House in Ellesmere Port. Responsible for the day to day running of the centre, Karen is the “face” of Bridgewater House and the first point of contact for tenants in the centre.

“I originally joined Portal back in 2012, when I worked as a receptionist at the Thursby House centre. I left the company in 2016 to take up a full time role in residential lettings, however I was delighted when the opportunity arose to return to the company in this new exciting role. Both my experience of being a receptionist at Thursby House, and my time in residential lettings has allowed me to take to this position and make it a success, and I’m excited to see how the role will grow and develop as the centre grows.

Out of work I am a true family girl, and I love spending time with my 20-something son (I know, I don’t look nearly old enough!). I also help support my sister in looking after my mum, and we like to spend time together having some great family weekends caravanning, eating good food and sharing a bottle of wine. I also love to shop and party with my friends, and I am a massive Take That fan – if there is a Take That concert happening, I’m there! I’m also known to be a little mischievous. When I was nine, I decided to drive a milk float down my road, crashing it into a wall!”


t: 01925 445656
t: 0151 346 2266
   Ellesmere Port
t: 0151 346 2000
e: info@portal businesscentres.co.uk