Who we are

Welcome to the Wokingham, Bracknell Forest, Bagshot and Windsor page.

Michaela Gartside is the Director of this office covering Wokingham, Bracknell, Ascot, Bagshot, Windsor and the surrounding areas.

How The HR Dept can help your business

Particularly in smaller organisations, your employees can often be your best assets. Do you always know how to handle HR or employment law issues if they come up? Many SMEs are not large enough to warrant the costs of employing a full time HR presence, but at some point everyone needs a helping hand so business owners can get on with the day to day running of their business.

The HR Dept provides professional HR expertise and support at a cost that makes sense for SMEs. The HR Dept becomes your company’s HR Department.

The HR Dept is special in a number of ways. It is delivered to your company –

  • by qualified HR professionals
  • by a dedicated person local to you who gets to know your company
  • in a flexible way that meets the needs of your business
  • using practical and pragmatic approaches, focussed on solutions and supporting the progress of your company’s business

Whether it is poor performing employees, handling disciplinary and grievances, a redundancy or restructure, The HR Dept can do everything that you would expect from an in-house HR Department, but at the fraction of the cost. For a full list of our services, please click here

To arrange a free consultation on the support that the HR Dept can offer your business, contact Michaela on 0845 313 0319 or michaela.gartside@hrdept.co.uk

Meet the team

Michaela Gartside


Michaela has provided support to local SME businesses since joining the HR Dept in 2013. With over 25 years’ experience in HR, Michaela enjoys utilising that experience to offer support across a wide range of issues that SME business owners face.

Michaela’s early career was working for Marks and Spencer plc, working in both store and Head Office based HR roles. Michaela then joined SITA, a high tech company providing solutions for Air Transport Industry. Michaela led the Global HR Service Delivery Team and the Global Reward Team.

Michaela has experience in employee relations, performance management, restructuring and change management, acquisitions, managing diversity as well as the more specialist aspects of reward including remuneration policy and incentive plan designs.

Being customer focussed and a strong team player, Michaela wants to understand your business to ensure that she can provide you with practical, commercial advice that allows you to achieve your goals. By working in partnership with you we can “prevent people problems” but if they do happen we will work together to resolve them.

Michaela and her family live in Berkshire and when she is not working to support your business she is a volunteer with Girlguiding UK.


Jennie Moore

HR Advisor

Having started her career in HR over 17 years ago, as a HR Assistant for EMI Jennie has gained invaluable knowledge and experience, which has been validated through the attainment of academic qualification, Chartered MCIPD.

Jennie has worked in several business sectors including, Financial Services (Eagle Star/Zurich plc), Music (EMI plc), IT (Temenos plc) and Education Recruitment (Eteach Ltd) each having their own unique working environment and challenges which have exposed Jennie to the vast array of HR issues that businesses face day to day.

Jennie enjoys her roles as a “generalist” HR professional and therefore has experience covering each of the main disciplines; Employee Relations, Training and Development, Recruitment and Selection, Compensation and Benefits,

Directly before joining The HR Dept in March 2015, Jennie was in a standalone HR Manager role at Eteach UK for 10 years and this has enabled her to have a solid understanding of a SME, the realities of balancing financial constraints and customer demands, with employee “issues”.

Now, here at The HR Dept, Jennie is working in partnership with other SME’s business to help and support them achieve the best possible HR outcomes by providing a solution orientated, flexible and dependable HR provision.

Looking for expert HR support?

We can help you focus on your business by taking care of all your human resources needs.


Let us know how we can help or ask about our free initial HR review.

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