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November 2020 Newsletter


What a year 2020 has been so far!

No one could have predicted what was ahead of us back in March 2020!
After being in HR for over 18 years, (I know I don’t look like it) I have always worked hard to truly explain and execute the value of HR. I have also remained resilient and ‘glass half full’. That has never been so noticeable during 2020.

HR has really been put on the map and businesses small and large have seen
how much value HR adds. HR can help to futureproof your businesses and
there has never been a better time to engage an HR professional if you haven’t done so already.

Richard Freke

Maintaining great relationships with our clients

Congratulations! Big well done to Jason Gorin, HR Manager – Akzo Nobel

We love building long term relationships with our candidates and are always excited when they land a new role! We met Jason over 2 years ago when he was the HR Director of Toolstation. Fast forward and Jason has been busy in his new role at AkzoNobel.

Jason is 2 months in and said “the whole team at Akzo Nobel have been incredibly welcoming and have set me up to succeed. I’m developing my People Strategy for the Deco Business for 2021 so plenty to keep me busy!” We wish Jason the best of luck in his new role!

Client News

The Athenian

We started working with The Athenian back in July of this year and absolutely love everything that they stand for. Growing from 7 to 18 stores across the UK during lockdown, is quite some achievement! They are also a finalist at the Deliveroo Awards in not one, but two categories.

We have been at the heart of their growth and supported with their People Plan. Some of the things that we have implemented range from an EAP programme, Hoodies for employees passing their probation, Talent Mapping and introducing clear KPI measures, not to mention performance reviews across their estate.

Yoga Furie

If you haven’t checked out Yogafurie, you are missing out! They are a fantastic Hot Yoga studio based in Bristol. We love the energy they have and bring to life their values in line with bringing in the right people.

We have worked with them to ensure that they are set for the future with contracts, policies and succession planning (when they are not busy teaching Yoga!).


Just the name itself intrigued us, so when we got to know more about Nessy, we were really excited to be working with them. They have been making fun, educational Dyslexia-aware software for children since 1999 and are used globally.

We have been giving their HR policies a dust off and helped implement new ones to future proof their HR function.

Nessy believes that if children have fun, then learning becomes more memorable. Did we mention they are 3-time winners at the prestigious Educational Resources Awards.Their story is inspirational – Check them out!!

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