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Consulting role, managing the redundancy consultation for affected employees through the Company administration with Deloitte.

  • Managing various aspects of HR through the transition to new ownership including recruitment and employee relations.

  • Completed a review of HR systems to determine priority plan.

  • Identified and engaged third party suppliers for the future.

Interim Group HR Director developing the people strategy for a £200m t/o steel manufacturing business employing 1,000 people over 6 months.

  • Assessment of HR gaps to deliver the business strategy

  • Review of key policies and development of plans to improve processes including;
    - management of absence 
    - expenses
    - company cars
    - employee self serve

  • Development of commission & bonus schemes

  • Detailed HR & Organisational business plan





Planning for IPO with significant growth plans from revenues of over £60m and £12m EBITDA and1300 employees. The UK franchise had not had a Head of HR in position for some time and required additional support to lead the team, source candidates to fill vacancies (including a successor) and prepare a people plan ensuring critical aspects were in place.

The outputs included;

  • developing and implementing the HR Strategy across 60 sites and concessions and 12 production and distribution centres.

  • developing HR KPI’s

  • systemising HR compliance records

  • developing UK centre of training excellence for Europe

  • implementing employee communication, recognition & benefit platform

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Consultant for CIPD Birmingham Skills Initiative

Developing people strategy for SME's to build competitive advantage or performance improvements;

- Leadership development

- Policy development

- Reviewing or creating contracts and handbooks

- Addressing and coaching through a specific people issue

- Developing new ways of working i.e. flexible working from home

- Delivering and delivering a workshop or personal development session

The world's leading provider of airport ground services and air cargo handling, with 66,000 employees, operating revenue of 2.99 billion euros. Swissport in Western Europe was active at 25 airports in 2019

The outputs included;

  • Leading and developing the HR team addressing strategic issues

  • Partnership with CEO to instigate organisational changes

  • Using analytics to measure and drive performance & KPI's




Led cultural & transformational HR change within FTSE 250 organisation with £2billion turnover, employing 43,000 people in multi-unit service sector. 

Recruitment & engagement of people at all levels across the Company, design and implementation of initiatives to attract, select and improve performance

  • Developed on line recruitment processes bringing selection in house saving £1m

  • Introduced situational judgement tests, improving fit & quality of hire

  • Introduced a social media communications strategy to improve attraction and reduce advertising spend by £450k implementing employee portal “ourhub”

  • Developed and implemented an employer brand for M&B

Acquisition & Integration – Board Director leading the people strategy, communication, harmonisation and integration of 5,000 people and 173 pubs over 18 months
  • Performed due diligence pre-acquisition, managing risks and opportunities

  • Designed the organisation structure and resourcing plans as sites converted to M&B brands

  • Developed & delivered office closure & redundancy plans for HQ impacting 100 people, managing redeployment, outplacement and minimising costs

The largest UK independent business with  55 hotels and resorts, turnover £163m and operating profit £17m with 4600 employees. 


The outputs included;

  • developing a People Strategy and detailed plan

  • building direct hire recruitment through introduction of Taleo developing new processes and policy

  • improved communication and engagement through the introduction of a portal

  • developed and implemented people related reports