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I'm passionate about helping small to medium-size businesses with their people challenges - finding the right talent, putting employee support systems in place to look after the workforce and ensuring compliance to protect both staff and your business. This offers improved working environments, providing benefits and efficiencies for employees and the Company.

- Flexible strategic & operational HR service for small and medium-sized businesses 

- Direct resourcing offers substantial cost savings in comparison to recruitment agencies



  • HR Influence Limited

    HR Director
    2015 - Current
    HR Influence Limited

    I founded HR Influence Limited in March 2015 as I wanted to use the HR and commercial experience I had gained working in business to support employees and managers of SME's. HR Influence provides a comprehensive and flexible service that makes HR easy to understand and apply. We partner with business leaders of SMEs to harness the potential of their people to achieve their vision.


    HR Influence can help you navigate these difficult times and reduce the time you need to spend on people issues so you can concentrate on running and growing your business. 


    We help with right-sizing / redundancies, implementing safe working practices in times of COVID19, people challenges such as disciplinaries / grievances / redundancies, HR audits and recruiting best talent cost-effectively – from a small ad-hoc project to a retained service, all tailored to your organisation.


    Our professional HR service will help you de-risk your business providing peace of mind, offer HR support without the cost of a person on the payroll and support your management with difficult people issues. We provide the required expertise to implement an employee support framework that attracts, motivates and retains your talent and a people agenda that truly supports your business.


    A brief overview;
    HR Influence provides generalist HR support and a direct resourcing service at all levels - strategic, operational and advisory:
    - employment advice and direct support to your leadership team with any people challenges (disciplinaries, grievances, redundancies, terminations, changes in employment)
    - supporting the employee lifecycle
    - build a positive culture that motivates and retains your employees
    - employment advice and direct support to your leadership team with any people challenges (disciplinaries, grievances, redundancies, terminations, changes in employment)
    - reduce business risk through compliance (contract and handbook review)
    - attract talent through direct resourcing at less cost than agency recruitment
    - up-skill your workforce through training and coaching.


    Over the past few years we have worked within client organisations, helping them to operate more efficiently (for example restructure), comply with the relevant HR legislation, create greater value through their people and hire best talent whilst generating cost savings.


    The following roles cover many of the achievements delivered through long-term trusted relationships with clients. 


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  • Dwellant

    Part-time HR Director / HR Advisor
    21 - 100 Employees 2016 - Current

    Providing flexible HR consultancy support to the business, creating a people strategy with a structured plan for implementation of HR improvements.


    This includes HR support to senior leaders and line management covering resourcing, salary reviews, employment contract and policy review.


    The direct resourcing strategy saved c. £15,000 for 4 hires compared to agency fees. I also reviewed benefits and added a stakeholder pension scheme, supported a restructuring exercise and improved compliance.

  • Debenhams Ottaway LLP

    Part-time Senior HR Advisor and Mentor / Coach
    100+ Employees 2016 - Current

    Providing flexible strategic and operational HR advice and guidance and appraisal support. Supporting the Managing Partner’s vision for the Practice and guiding the HR agenda and people changes. Coaching in line with business requirements.

  • Blackfoot UK Limited

    Part-time HR Consultant
    21 - 100 Employees 2016 - Current

    Providing HR consultancy services to this growing Information Security Consultancy. I support the organisation in devising and implementing HR strategy; managing various operational HR projects including talent acquisition and talent management, staff development, employee benefits review, organisation design and change management.


    During this assignment, the resourcing strategy put in place saved Blackfoot ca. £75,000 compared to typical agency costs, while hiring 15 staff without using any recruitment agencies.

  • Aerospares 2000 Ltd

    Part-time HR Consultant
    21 - 100 Employees 2018 - 2020

    Providing flexible HR consultancy support to the business - HR support to the HR Manager, senior leaders and line management. Offering a direct resourcing service to provide the required talent and providing flexible HR support regarding employee issues, updating employment contacts / policies and procedures / one-to-one review system and reward system, ensuring improved compliance.

  • Amsphere Limited

    Part-time HR Consultant (Interim)
    21 - 100 Employees 2014 - 2017

    Provision of a comprehensive HR and Health & Safety function; supporting the organisation in devising and implementing HR Strategy; management of various operational HR projects including talent acquisition and talent management, staff development, employee benefits review, pension auto-enrolment, employee engagement survey and resulting initiatives, performance management, succession planning, organisation design and change management.

  • Amsphere Limited

    Non-Executive Director
    21 - 100 Employees 2014 - 2017

    Support the Chairman and Board of Directors; facilitate strategic decision-making; ensure integrity of information and controls to ensure a robust risk management system and corporate governance; exercise independent judgement in terms of strategy, performance, appointment of resources and standards of conduct; utilise my HR knowledge and experience to promote people as a key to the Company's success; offer objectivity, impartiality and constructive criticism; enable efficient corporate communication and representation of Amsphere.

  • Amsphere Limited

    HR Director
    21 - 100 Employees 2009 - 2014

    Accountable for the successful delivery of all HR services enabling Amsphere’s consulting service to deliver to and exceed client requirements. Devising and implementing HR strategy resulting in effective, timely and commercially sound resourcing, development, reward and management of talent. Coaching Senior Executives and line managers; succession planning for business-critical roles; organisation design; performance management and improvement; employee development; managing TUPE transfers; leading, motivating and managing the HR team.


    Jointly accountable with other leaders for driving the organisation’s service transformation programme transitioning from a Software Testing to a Knowledge Management Consultancy and driving resulting change.


    As a member of the Board of Executives jointly responsible for the efficient running of the Company including corporate processes, governance and reporting.

  • Amsphere Limited

    HR Manager
    100+ Employees 2005 - 2009

    I joined Amsphere to set up the HR function of this highly dynamic entrepreneurial IT Consultancy


    Accountable for delivery of an efficient HR service to the business ensuring a professional service provision to our clients, achieved through managing HR business relationships,creating the HR business plan and implementing resulting HR initiatives. Set up and run the Human Resource function from start-up. As stand-alone HR Manager supported executives, managers and employees on all aspects of employment legislation, company policy, reward, performance management, employee relations, development, engagement and retention. Following company growth led and coached the HR team, integrated on- and off-shore personnel and practices, managed outsourced relationships for employee benefits, payroll and immigration. Organisational development, TUPE and focus on delivering value for money. In addition set up and ran the Health & Safety and Quality initiatives for the organisation.


    Following continued growth promoted to HR Director and supported the organisation at strategic and operational levels, remaining hands-on with the business and its people

  • Wincor Nixdorf / Datalect Group

    HR Manager
    100+ Employees 1993 - 2005

    Responsibility for HR / H&S / Facilities function for the Datalect Perivale Service Division employing up to 450 staff (field / site engineering, repair centre, logistics, call centre, sales, finance and support) leading a team of 7. Managed a generalist Human Resource service, advised management & employees on company policy, employment law, performance management, reward & change management. Influenced company strategy, translating it into the HR plan and focused employee initiatives. Implemented TUPE transfers, outsourcing activities and redundancy programmes. Created and integrated HR / H&S policies & procedures ensuring best practice. Promoted good employment relations and communication; ensured and monitored staff satisfaction. Resourcing, implemented a strategic managed sourcing model. Provided management information.

    The Datalect Perivale division was acquired by Wincor Nixdorf in 2003. I managed the business / cultural change initiatives at the Perivale division, integrated the HR function, aligned Company processes and handled the restructuring measures following the acquisition.

Education History

  • CIPD Diploma in Personnel Management

    Brunel University
    1998 - 2001

    CIPD postgraduate qualification in HR / Personnel Management


CIPD, coaching, H&S

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