Who we are

Are ‘people issues’ taking up too much of your valuable time and costing you money?

Do you need HR support but lack the corporate funding large companies have in place for their own HR departments?

Does the thought of handling difficult people issues make you uneasy?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then we need to talk!

At the HR Dept London City and Central, we provide outsourced HR services to support your business and employees. From employment contracts, policies, and procedures to finding, sourcing, and recruiting the best talents, we are here to help you through it all.

The HR Dept works with businesses of all sizes and circumstances. We’ve seen and dealt with pretty much everything you can think of so, like the many businesses we work with, you can trust us to find the best solutions for your difficult people matters. If you need, we’ll even come out to your workplace to manage your tricky HR issues and give you an extra level of support and assurance.

We understand that not all businesses have access to an in-house HR team that most corporate companies do, that’s why we offer the same level of support but at the fraction of the cost. We are proud to offer our cost friendly services that not only take your HR headaches away, but also save you time and money.

The HR Dept London City and Central supports clients in the following areas:

  • City of London
  • Mile end
  • Soho, Covent Garden and Mayfair
  • Westminster, Leicester Square and Charing Cross
  • South Kensington and Knightsbridge
  • Paddington and Notting Hill
  • Marylebone
  • Tottenham Court Road and Euston

When was the last time your employment contracts, policies or staff handbooks were updated?

Get in touch with us for a FREE HR Document Review and we’ll even provide you with a report outlining our recommendations for your business.

Simply call 0203 8174 430 or email hrteam1@hrdept.co.uk to arrange your FREE review.

You can also connect with us via LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Meet the team

Debra Spurway

Director

Debra has 25 years’ experience advising on matters relating to HR, Employment Law and Training & Development. She has a reputation for providing straight-forward, pragmatic and commercial advice to employers.  Debra loves having her own business, developing her team and working with very interesting clients. She is a natural connector and has formed rewarding relationships with clients in her years of running a business.

Outside of work, Debra is a great entertainer and likes to cook for family and friends. She always has one eye on her Fitbit and regularly works out with her personal trainer.

Peter Jones

Director

Before starting his own business, Peter had a successful HR career and was a HR Director in a large multinational company. Having completed an MBA in 2008, he knew the time was right to venture out and build his own business. He has never looked back. Due to the strength of the HR Dept team, Peter focuses much of his time on business issues ensuring everything is running smoothly behind the scenes.

In his spare time, Peter likes to spend time with family and keeping fit. Once a keen runner, age and dodgy knees mean Peter is now a frequent visitor to the gym.

Remy Morland

Head of HR Consultancy

Remy joined the HR Dept in 2015 as a graduate HR Advisor and has successfully progressed her way up to Head of HR Consultancy, managing both the Swindon and London teams.

Remy enjoys working with a wide range of clients across multiple industries. During her time with the HR Dept, Remy has built excellent relationships with our clients, and enjoys getting to know them and their businesses.

Outside of work, Remy enjoys spending time with her husband, and her pug Alfie (who is also a frequent visitor to the Swindon office). She also likes spending time in Devon, visiting her family.

Hayley Preedy

HR Consultant

Hayley joined the HR Dept in May 2023 and has found it to be a great and interesting experience. It offers a wide variety of work and she is learning something new every day.

Following her time at Keele University studying Law, she decided to take a different career path and thought that HR was for her. She started her career as a HR Administrator in a small manufacturing company 16 years ago, since then she has worked in a variety of HR roles in different industries including Finance, Manufacturing and Research and Development. She enjoys all aspects of HR and has always been a true generalist at heart.

Outside of work she has two boys who keep her on her toes and when she is not running around after them, she enjoys going on hikes and long walks.

Nicola Evans

HR Consultant

Nicola has been working for the HR Dept since 2022. Before starting her HR career, she worked in event management within Motorsport having studied Engineering at University. Deciding to change her career, given her extensive administration and customer service experience she felt a move into HR would be a great fit.

While completing her CIPD qualification she started her first HR position within the NHS. Since then, she has worked across a range of industries of varying sizes from corporates to SME’s.

Nicola loves the variety of clients she deals with as it gives great exposure to all aspects of Human Resources Management. Her favourite part of the job is the team, they all have wide range of experience and are extremely supportive.

Her focus outside of work is spending time with family and friends. She loves trips to the theatre, enjoys a nice meal out and turning her hand to the odd DIY project. She can often be found enjoying a walk at weekends while listening to the latest audio book.

Tomas Starsmeare-Ferris

HR Advisor

Tomas joined the HR Dept in August 2022 after graduating from University with a Business and Management degree.

Tomas helps the team with all aspects of client work, from administration, managing HR information systems, and advising on employee relation matters.

Outside of work, he enjoys running, working out in the gym, and taking his dog, Zuko, out for long countryside walks at the weekends.

Geri Hardy

Recruitment Specialist

Geri joined the HR Dept City of London Team in 2019, tasked with setting up the Recruitment Division of the business. Since then, she has had considerable success with sourcing the right people at the right time for clients across various regions of the UK.

Geri particularly enjoys partnering with Clients and other Licensees across London and beyond, building solid stakeholder relationships, and providing support with their Recruitment Requirements.

Prior to joining the HR Dept, Geri was previously a National Specialist Recruiter with the British Army where she was successful in attracting and recruiting Professionally Qualified Officers to the Army Medical and Army Legal Services.

She has wealth of experience in Recruitment, running Assessment Centres, Recruitment Fairs, and attracting niche talent across multi-industry sectors, as well as managing successful teams.

Outside of Recruitment, Geri enjoys outdoor pursuits with her horse and dogs. Geri and her husband enjoy camping adventures in their campervan, and regularly travel around Scotland (NC500).

Laura Fairbridge

Recruitment Coordinator

Laura joined the very successful recruitment team in October 2022. She spends her day working with Clients across London, supporting them with a wide range of recruitment activities.

Her particular strengths can be found in her candidate relationship building and organisation of clients interview diaries.

Prior to this role, Laura has previously worked in a specialist recruitment agency, focusing on resourcing candidates for senior and niche roles. She greatly enjoys the switch into working with HR dept clients and loves the variety of industries she is now involved with.

Outside of work, she is busy with her young children but also enjoys crafts and (when she has time!) reading.

Pamela Connolly

Office Coordinator

Pamela joined HR Dept in February 2023 as Office Coordinator. Prior to joining, Pamela worked in the financial, private and public sector.

Pamela brings a breadth and depth of experience in Customer Service, HR, Operational and Project Management. Pamela works effectively with our Senior Team to elicit commercial needs and desired service outcomes for the business.

Outside of work Pamela enjoys spending time with her family and walking to maintain health and fitness levels.

Gemma Morrison

HR Consultant

Gemma joined HR Dept in September 2023 as an HR Consultant.

She has worked in HR for over 16 years within the Police and Public sector, starting her career in Recruitment then Employee Relations, followed by specialising in HR Change Management.

Gemma achieved her Chartered CIPD status in 2021.

Outside of work, Gemma enjoys going out for nice meals, running, swimming  and  going to the gym.

Allison Preece

HR Consultant

Alli joined the HR Dept at the beginning of 2023 as an HR Consultant. She has worked in HR for over 20 years within L&D and generalist HR in the Public, Charity and Commercial sectors in various roles up to HR Director. Alli achieved her Chartered CIPD status in 2021.

She enjoys the variety and challenge of the work with HR Dept clients. She finds the relationships built through supporting clients and enabling them to work through people challenges, makes you feel that you are part of the client’s organisation despite being external.

In her spare time Alli enjoys going to the theatre and walking her dogs Charlie and Honey.

Neena Saini

HR Advisor (Trainee)

Neena joined the HR Dept in 2023 as a recent Business Management graduate and is excited to embark on her HR career.

While completing her specialised bachelors and gaining relevant HR experience she solidified her keen interest in HR, due to its human touch, ever dynamic workplace, and the opportunity to make an impact.

Beyond the office Neena enjoys long hikes and cooking for her friends and family. She is known for her killer cheesecake!

Britney Mitchell

HR Advisor (Trainee)

Britney joined the HR Dept in August 2023 after graduating from Bristol University with a History degree.

Having completed her Bristol PLUS award, Britney worked with various companies, providing excellent customer service in retail and academic coaching.

Following her degree, Britney is excited to venture into the world of HR and embrace the varied nature of a professional client-facing role.

Outside of work, she enjoys attending concerts with friends and family. She also likes video editing and will occasionally upload videos in her free time.

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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