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We provide pragmatic and cost effective outsourced HR and Health and Safety solutions to businesses of any size around the Bristol, Bath and North Somerset areas.

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Meet the Team

Outsourcing tailored HR and Health & Safety services to businesses around the Bristol and North Somerset areas, our team of dedicated professionals provide practical, pragmatic and cost effective HR and Health and Safety solutions to fit your business’ needs, saving you the time and money you need to concentrate on growing your business.

Sue Tumelty FCIPD FAHRI

Sue Tumelty FCIPD FAHRI
Founder & Executive Director

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Sue loves that our customers come in all shapes and sizes and from every imaginable industry sector so that every day we face new challenges and it is so satisfying.

Mike Stevenson

Mike Stevenson
Financial Director

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    Mike really enjoy the relationships that we have with our clients, many of whom have been with us from the very beginning! Seeing them thrive as a result of our work is by far the best reward and is one of many reasons why he enjoys being part of The HR Dept.

    Helen Thomas FCIPD

    Helen Thomas FCIPD
    HR Director

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      After studying Geography at Swansea University, Helen turned to HR with now nearly 25 years’ experience in the industry. Starting with HR Dept from its infancy, when there was just a handful of people and the dog (of course!) Helen has now been with us for over 12 years and loves that it is fun, fast paced and challenging. Helens idea of a perfect day is a long walk with the family to a cosy pub. She also dabbles with running fairly short distances!

      Stacey Mead FCIPD

      Stacey Mead FCIPD
      HR Director

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        After graduating from Middlesex University with a degree in Film Studies with History Stacey took the perfectly natural career path of working in recruitment before moving into more generalist HR roles.  Having joined the HR Dept from the near beginning she has now worked here for 10 years. Stacey’s role includes advising clients on their HR strategy as well as managing our annual budget and our day work. Outside of the HR Dept, you will find Stacey walking her dog Casper and spinning!

        Rosalyn McLeod MCIPD

        Rosalyn McLeod MCIPD
        HR Manager

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          Originally from Shropshire, Ros moved to Bristol to study Business Studies at UWE and after graduating in 2014, started her HR career at The HR Dept. Now our HR Manager and a chartered member of the CIPD, her role has evolved into managing our larger and multi-site clients, creating partnerships with them to guide them through the complex world of employment law. Outside of HR Dept Ros enjoys walking her pooch Lily, weekends away, and eating nice food.

          Duncan Payne

          Duncan Payne
          Health and Safety Manager

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            Hayley Smith Tech IOSH ACIEH

            Hayley Smith Tech IOSH ACIEH
            Health & Safety Advisor

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              Hayley has 20 years experience in Health & Safety with a wealth of qualifications. She worked in large corporations within a variety of sectors. Her best skills are Fire Safety Inspections, Risk Assessments & Audits & she enjoys the variation of work at the HR Dept. Outside of work, Hayley spends her time socialising, walking (not too far) & yoga.

              Kirstie Plimmer

              Kirstie Plimmer
              HR Advisor

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                Rebecca Gardner

                Rebecca Gardner
                HR Advisor

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                  Deanna

                  Deanna
                  HR Advisor

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                    Lian Barber

                    Lian Barber
                    Accounts Manager

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                      Our accounts are definitely in safe hands with Lian who has a vast background in finance and accounting; working in the past for organisations such as Orange, the MOD and St Peter’s Hospice. Having two young children, you can imagine spare time is a luxury for her but she wouldn’t have it any other way. Along with racing after her children she’s now also added wedding planning to her to-do list! Congrats!

                      Hayley Blackman

                      Hayley Blackman
                      Business Support Administrator

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                        Sally McAndrew

                        Sally McAndrew
                        Training and Development Manager

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                          Sally is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel Development and her role at the HR Dept is to develop and conduct our training workshops. Outside of work Sally enjoys walking Dylan her lovely cockapoo and gardening.

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