Who we are

Nick Taylor, HR Director, heads up The HR Dept for Central Dorset and South West Wiltshire with the support of Claire, HR Administrator and Fern, HR Advisor.

As part of a network of similar HR professionals Nick and the HR Dept team can offer a range of services and solutions to businesses, whether you have a single employee or several hundred.

The ever changing world of Employment Legislation can seem particularly daunting for many employers so whether you simply need clear, practical advice on day to day issues such as recruitment, redundancy, TUPE, dismissals and contracts, or whether you require a full project management service Nick and the HR Dept can help.

A key service provided by the HR Dept is access to an unlimited telephone advice line, backed by comprehensive tribunal insurance, that not only gives you practical advice and help just when you need it most but also gives you the peace of mind to know that you are operating within the law at all times, allowing you to concentrate on running your business.

To arrange a free consultation, or simply to have a discussion about your people requirements please contact Nick on 07540 051016

Meet the team

Nick Taylor


Nick is an experienced former HR Director with over 20 years of both HR and General Management experience gained from a variety of commercial organisations at both strategic and operational level.

Claire Yates

HR Administrator

Claire has over 20 years administration experience from a wide range of business backgrounds and has a wealth of HR admin and accounts knowledge. Claire is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider.

Fern Gatland

HR Manager

Fern has joined The HR Dept as an HR Manager, with 10 years’ experience of working within HR for various different companies, both small and large. Fern’s background within HR and ongoing study has equipped her with solid HR knowledge and understanding of employment law.

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