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    We like to think we achieve the results our clients are hoping for. Take a look at just some of the complimentary testimonials our clients have been kind enough to provide.

    I know Sue via networking as well as having had her as a student on one of my Mental Health First Aid courses. Sue is a consummate professional – her in-depth knowledge of HR combines with her non-judgemental listening skills, empathy and ability to problem solve to make her a highly effective HR consultant. I highly recommend her for all your HR needs.

    A J Yates

    face2faceHR are my 4th Emergency Service. You only realise just how good they are and how much you need their expertise when you encounter an HR problem. Trusting them to handle our employee issues allows me to fully concentrate on driving the business forward for the future. Eleanor is our Wonder Woman

    Adam Hill - Just Digital Limited

    Kathryn is an accomplished HR professional. I have always found that she brings equal measures of pragmatism, clear perspective and energy to even the most challenging situations.

    Andy Wilson, Managing Director

    I’ve used Helen’s services on several occasions, for my small business. Helen is extremely professional, knowledgeable and personable, she is very understanding and patient. She was fast to respond to my initial enquiry, her proposal was detailed and sent quickly. Helen helped me with my situation, I felt calm and supported, highly recommended for any business that needs support with anything from staff handbooks, employment contracts, personnel issues, redundancy etc.

    Angela Pinder, Paw Naturel

    As a small business owner I really welcomed the way in which Sue worked, I know we’ll work with her again and again. Sue offers exactly what her business is called … “face2faceHR”.

    After our initial emails we sat down at a table, I took my necessary paperwork and said help. I was given ample time to talk through my business and Sue quickly identified the HR issues requiring my attention. Plus, what was even better … she spoke my language, making sure I was aware of what HR technical jargon meant to me and my business. I commissioned Sue to produce a Contract for Services which we now use as the backbone of our relationship with the self-employed entities we work with.

    Sue’s involvement has given me confidence that we operate in a legally sound way, she’s added great value to the business and it is comforting to know she’s right there if we need her going forward. Thanks Sue, we wouldn’t be where we are without you.

    Carrie, CO Photography & Design

    I have contracted Helen’s services for my organisation for over a year and can honestly say her support and knowledge have already proved invaluable. Helen is very responsive with communications and has genuinely taken the time to get to know our area of work, a new one for her. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to any business.

    Chris Dyer, Managing Director, Mentoring West Midlands CIC

    I was delighted with the support received from face2faceHR and the total professionalism in which a difficult situation was managed. I was very impressed with the attention to detail demonstrated throughout the project and the level of knowledge and expertise. I feel extremely confident to entrust Sue to manage any aspect of HR for me. Highly recommend.

    Dandi Patch

    Jane combines a strong technical people management background with excellent change management skills alongside stakeholder and relationship management capabilities. In addition, Jane is one of those key people who deliver and actually get stuff done. I worked with Jane across a range of areas and she applies her intellect in a very effective way to understand the root cause of the issues and then is able to generate effective solutions to deliver sustainable change.

    David Fox, HR Director, Serco

    Jane Fryatt is one of the most competent and at the same time nicest HR professionals I have ever worked with.

    Hariet Hinz, Regional Director

    It is a pleasure to work together with Lorraine, who is not only reliable and wise but also inspiring. Broad-minded and very good professional, a person you can trust when you want to be sure that important tasks will be completed in a systematic and precise way. Well educated, dedicated and results-driven. Her education, experience and knowledge make her view solutions instead of problems.

    Interim HR Director

    We are so pleased with the work Kirsten has provided us with. From start to finish Kirsten was thorough and very helpful, she listened to exactly what we wanted and made tweaks to suit our company. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services to anyone.

    Jade Scrivener, Director, PA Answer Ltd

    We’ve seen a real improvement in morale and motivation since using Motivational Maps. I particularly like that you can measure individual levels of motivation with percentages – so you can see your actions making a real difference.

    Jade Scrivener, MD, PA Answer

    Kathryn has been fabulous to work with on a recent project. She’s a professional, with tons of knowledge about her area of expertise, not only that, she’s a true people person and great to work with. Highly recommended.

    James Blake – Belper Masonic Hall

    I met Kirsten at a networking group, coincidentally around the same time I was considering taking on my first employee. There were potential hurdles and pitfalls ahead of us, we genuinely couldn’t have done it without her, or if we did it wouldn’t have been as professionally executed. She has prepared contracts, employee handbooks and everything in between.

    As our business grows and develops our relationship with Kirsten will do also.

    Jamie Curtis, Partner, Cooke Curtis & Co

    Working with Sue Pardy at face2faceHR has been one of my more enjoyable tasks. Her approach is both friendly and professional and she always gives me more to think about. Like many small employers, I do not have a great deal of HR skill, so I needed guidance to produce correct employment documents for our staff. I know that I can always call on Sue for really good clear advice and would happily recommend her services.

    Janet Hawkins BlackHawk Group Ltd

    Kathryn is wonderful to work with. She is incredibly professional, yet personable, and speaks in a language everyone can understand, she can take the heat out of any situation with calm, concise, logical advice. She has previously helped me to recruit (I say helped – she pretty much did it all once I knew what type of person I wanted) and has also helped me out with performance and absentee issues. It’s so reassuring to know that, as a small business owner, I’m operating on the right side of the law.

    Jayne Harris, Director

    Jane’s infectious enthusiasm is matched by the diligence of her preparation. The leadership that she displays has resulted in genuine impact.

    Jeremy Stafford, CEO

    I recently used Jane at face2faceHR when recruiting my first member of staff. Having met in the afternoon to discuss my requirements, her comprehensive proposal was in my inbox that evening. The proposal was detailed and concise and helped me to clarify exactly what I needed. Jane’s proposal not only provided me with a Contract of Employment for my new employee which was easy to understand and written in the style and tone that I wanted, but it also contained a Managers Guide to taking on your first employee; policies on discipline and grievances; and an employee privacy notice to meet my GDPR requirements. Jane made, what I felt was going to be a tedious and laborious task, very quick and easy – and enjoyable. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending face2faceHR. Jane’s ethos is very much about HR advice and services tailored to each clients’ requirements, rather than “one size fits all” – and that is exactly what she provided to me. Thank you Jane.

    Karen Smith

    Kathryn is supportive, pragmatic and always able to diffuse difficult situations whilst remaining human. Anyone working with her will benefit from these skills and her very calming (and lovely) personality too.

    Lalita Hedges – Business Development Manager

    We are also able to contact face2faceHR for advice on personnel issues and have found this service to be invaluable. It is certainly a weight off our shoulders to know that someone is there to offer instant support and advice. I would not hesitate to recommend face2faceHR to any company needing HR support.

    Lesley Scanlon, Industrial Inkjet

    Sue is great to work with – she is fast to respond, hugely knowledgeable and has a pragmatic approach. She really understands the pressures of an SME and her calm, real-world perspective is exactly what’s required. It is great having access to an expert in the field of HR who understands our business. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.

    Lisa Nicolle, Purple Seven

    Contacted Sue to resolve issues with staff member on probation. I received supportive, professional advice which enabled me to sort the issue. Thoroughly recommend.

    Mark Chapman

    Using face2faceHR has been incredibly helpful to us the advice we received was invaluable and more than compensated for our lack of in-house HR expertise.

    Mark Linehan, Managing Director, Sustainable Restaurant Association

    Eleanor worked with me, in my role as MD, to help me implement a restructuring programme, which involved some sensitivities and potentially difficult issues. She had a strong focus on outcomes and her advice and contributions were sensible, thorough and sound, and ultimately very professional. I was particularly impressed by her detailed grasp of employment law and her ability to transfer that knowledge into written documents.

    MD, Mid-sized company with 50+ employees, Hertfordshire

    Lorraine is extremely well-organised whilst being flexible, calm and accommodating. She pays attention to detail and at the same time can plan complicated scheduling which requires a broad understanding of multiple demands and priorities. She is an effective communicator and a great team member.

    Network specialist – training

    I was in the very difficult situation of needing to make someone redundant within my very small company. Eleanor helped me through the whole process. She understood my position immediately, clearly and concisely outlined my options and offered sound advice as to the most favourable course of action. It was an emotional time for me and Eleanor was always professional yet also kind and reassuring. I would encourage anyone to use her services.

    Owner, Small business less than 10 employees, Cambridgeshire

    Sue has been a huge help at a difficult time for us, helping us to successfully navigate a potentially tricky situation with the right balance of sensitivity and formality. She is now our go-to HR consultant. Highly recommended.

    Paul Brown

    Thankyou face2faceHR Milton Keynes. As a growing business we have to constantly work in keeping up with staff contracts and policies.

    face2faceHR and Sue in particular has helped us so much with the provision of 1st class information of which business owners require to keep their company on the straight and narrow.

    Definitely a 5* service. They were highly flexible considering the busy nature of our physiotherapy company. We will be using again in future.

    Paul Collins, PC Physiotherapy Ltd & MK Physio Ltd

    Excellent service from start to finish. Always happy to help with any inquiries and help when required. Would not hesitate to use again. Would highly recommend.

    Paul Matthews

    It has been a pleasure to do business with someone who has been so professional and knowledgeable, Jane’s level of understanding and approach reduced my workload considerably.

    Philip Hall, Operations Director

    The support and assistance I received from Eleanor was invaluable. She clarified all the points I wished to raise and helped write a clear and concise letter. I have recommended her services to several friends and colleagues.

    Private Client

    Lorraine has a very professional approach to work and has used her organisational skill to significantly improve the running of the department. Having worked with Lorraine I would strongly recommend her to any ambitious company looking for a competent professional.

    Process engineering and maintenance team leader

    Having Kirsten on board means I just know everything from an HR perspective is covered, and all our requirements as employers are met. Her advice and support are invaluable to our business, and the monthly retainer is a small price to pay for the amount we receive in return. Kirsten is worth her weight in gold.

    Sandra Imrie, Director, Fir Tree Technology Ltd

    Sue assisted with my issue in a knowledgeable and professional manner, giving me options to consider. On a personal level, she was also empathetic and kind during a stressful time for me. Thank you Sue.

    Sarah Carter

    I would thoroughly recommend face2face HR, and in particular Eleanor Deem.

    I run a very small business, and HR has always been one of my failings. Eleanor has been a tower of strength, and provided me with lots of advice and updates regarding my employment contracts and policies and has made it appear very straightforward.

    A few months ago I had a very difficult and sensitive issue that I had to deal with, and Eleanor was extremely helpful, and talked me through all the steps I had to take, which made the process so much easier. It has been a privilege to have her guidance.

    Small business owner, St Neots

    Jane quickly gained a grip of all matters, is sympathetic to our needs and most importantly gets results.

    Station Commander RAF High Wycombe

    face2faceHR have provided us with ongoing and cost-effective support across a range of personnel issues, allowing us to focus on what we do best. A must have for any business looking to make HR less of a headache.

    The Bristol Bike Project CIC

    On meeting Kathryn I found her to be very easy to talk to and felt she really understood our business. The work Kathryn provided for us was excellent, we feel really pleased to have her on board and more confident that, should we encounter any problems within our business, Kathryn will be on hand to guide us through. Would highly recommend.

    Tina Richardson – Happy Days Group Care

    I know Sue via networking as well as having had her as a student on one of my Mental Health First Aid courses. Sue is a consummate professional – her in-depth knowledge of HR combines with her non-judgemental listening skills, empathy and ability to problem solve to make her a highly effective HR consultant. I highly recommend her for all your HR needs.

    A J Yates

    Helen has proven herself to be a valuable asset to us, offering strong people skills and an ability to implement a structure to complement our business model. She transformed and streamlined our HR systems and introduced effective HR policies and procedures that have made us more organised and consistent. Her extensive knowledge and no nonsense approach was a refreshing change, and her open door policy was key to increasing staff morale and raising productivity.

    I look forward to working with Helen in her new capacity as an HR Consultant, secure in the knowledge that she will continue to support and improve our business.

    Tony Hobson, Finance Director, Rayburn Trading Company Ltd.