Our Happy Clients
Guy AtkinsManaging Director, JO Bird & Co Ltd
Debbie’s jargon free and common sense advice has helped me to appreciate that HR is not just for the larger companies but something that SME’s also need to have in place. I now have the confidence that all our HR practices and policies are workable for my business and I can provide my team with clear and fair terms and conditions. Just knowing that Debbie is on hand to share her expertise and objective advice as and when I need it, without the expense of having in-house HR or a fixed monthly retainer works perfectly for us, saving me both time and money and at the same time keeping me legal! Debbie presents HR in a way that business owners can easily understand and she delivers exactly what she says she will do.
Wendy BondHR Manager, Somerlap Forest Products
Whilst one of my many responsibilities includes HR within our business I’m not formally qualified so simply knowing that I can call upon Debbie to provide me with reassurance that I’m doing things correctly which best protects us as an employer and also being fair to our employees is really beneficial. In the past we’ve sought advice from solicitors which has proved expensive and has not necessarily resulted in practical advice on how to deal with day to day issues. Debbie is able to bring that practical workplace experience, as well as advise us on what will work best for us, balanced with our legal obligations. For me having Debbie as our local HR expert who is able to respond quickly to our needs and is happy to come on site is just brilliant. I now have someone to talk HR with, support me and when necessary I simply pass her the baton and she gets on with it!
Alice CraneArtistic Director, SPAEDA Arts Education
I run a small company and charity which has to run on a tight budget. Debbie really listened to the issues I was grappling with and understood the context I was working in. Her presentation to our trustees was very professional and enormously helpful in laying the foundations for better decision making around staffing and recruitment. The simple tools Debbie provided us with has made managing changes in work and cash flow much easier to manage and communicate to the team.
Stuart FinneyGroup Manager, Mendip District Council
Thank you for all your help Debbie it has been very good working with you. For me it was important to have someone alongside who could promptly and confidently advise on all the technical HR issues both in the staff letters and in answering the questions arising in meetings.
Social Work Project TeamSouthwest RP2 Step Up
Having recently worked with Concilium HR to run a number of recruitment ‘assessment centre’ events, my team found the support we received invaluable. Debbie’s HR knowledge and expertise was fantastic, we really appreciated the help and support that she provided. Debbie was lovely to work with, very approachable, and really helped us in making these events a huge success.
Tiny CutlerManaging Director, Vanguard Full Fit Ltd
I have been working with Debbie from Concilium HR for about 6 months now and really don’t know how we coped beforehand. During that period Debbie has helped me sort out a very sensitive issue with a staff member which could have been a potential disciplinary situation, but with her help, support and advice has actually now resulted in the individual becoming one of our most valued members of staff. Debbie has also brought all of our contracts of employment and companies handbooks up to date and in line with current legislation, which is an enormous help and benefit to our business. It has saved me a huge amount of time, effort and money over trying to do this myself. Regardless of what your particular HR needs are, I would have no hesitation in recommending Debbie as I believe her obvious expertise and service with a warm friendly approach would benefit any business.
Juliette DicksonManaging Director, Tone Leisure Ltd
Debbie worked with us at Tone as our HR Manager for more than five years. She was a highly valued member of the senior team and always positive and proactive about managing HR issues, however big or small. Working within a dynamic and complex leisure organisation Debbie has great experience, skill and patience in dealing with significant ‘change management’ programmes. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her HR service.
Karen JohnsonFinance Director, Something Different Ltd
In the past we’ve had HR support from a distance, over the telephone, and often felt like we were on our own and never quite sure if we were doing things right. Having Debbie on board and knowing that she can come and provide us with HR advice and support on site and, quite literally, hold our hands has made a massive difference. Our confidence in dealing with any HR matter has grown immensely and we now have a much better grasp on what we should and shouldn’t be doing and how to do it! It is such a relief to have Debbie to guide us on HR matters. She makes it very easy for us and has taken all the stress away. Thank you!
Debbie AndrewsBusiness Development Director, ORMultiView Ltd
Debbie and I seemed to be on the same wave length and I trusted that she would give me sound, honest advice and listen to what I needed, not just tell me what she thought I needed to hear! Historically our company has always sought free HR advice from telephone helplines but I felt we would benefit from some personal, practical hands on advice and sometimes you can’t beat face to face. Debbie’s rates were very reasonable and she provided excellent value for money and a superb service updating our contracts of employment, employee handbook and providing advice on a particular staffing situation.
Paul and Lisa MooreDirectors QSS IT Ltd
We met Debbie at a network meeting and immediately liked her approach and advice she gave and felt confident that she could help us improve and update our HR management within the company. As a small business being able to pay for a service when required is also beneficial. By working with Debbie, we have had all our HR areas assessed and brought up to date. This has taken a weight off our shoulders, so that we can focus on our day to day job. The service given has been invaluable from checking documents to giving advice about staff issues.
Barry WoodwardManaging Director, Van Guard Ltd
Debbie’s HR service is absolutely spot on. Her approach and working closely with our management team means she shows us how positive and proactive HR can make a real difference to where we want to be as an employer. Debbie demonstrates a real understanding of the commercial & profitable needs of a company like ours, whilst showing us what great HR can look like.
Kelly AmorOffice/ HR Manager, Wydale Plastics Ltd
We were looking for a HR training provider to design and deliver people management training workshops for our current Supervisory staff. We wanted the workshops to provide core skills best practices whilst at the same time cater for individual requirements and nuances within the different departments, experience levels and skill sets. Debbie delivered! That is how I would sum up the HR training programme. On time, beyond expectations and challenged our thinking. Debbie works with us as a flexible business partner who wants our business to succeed. She is someone you can bounce ideas around with and who isn’t afraid to give ideas and suggestions, always having your businesses best interests at the centre. It’s had a really positive impact for our Supervisor team and overall business.
Mike AndersonManaging Director, Hale Events Ltd
We’re delighted with the impartial and objective advice and support for us and our team that we receive from Concilium HR. As a small business we don’t have an internal HR department, so Debbie is invaluable. Her services offer our staff the chance to speak in confidence about any work issue they face as Debbie conducts our annual staff reviews and helps us meet the needs of our most important asset: our staff.
Mark GibbinsManaging Director, Gibbins Richards Ltd
We are a medium size private limited company in the service sector and have worked with Debbie for several years on all matters HR from advice in terms of company procedures and processes to, more recently, a full company restructure which also involved a successful management buyout. Debbie has demonstrated great skill and aptitude in being able to ‘cut to the chase’ in terms of our company objectives and we have also found her to be very approachable when helping our staff in a clear and positive manner with changes that we want to make. We have no hesitation in recommending Concillium HR.
James BrownManaging Director, James Brown & Sons Ltd
Having been a Company Director in the Insurance Industry for over 25 years, I can honestly say that the service & professionalism provided by Debbie and her team at Concilium HR is second to none. I would strongly recommend their service to anyone.